Local Flower Shop Prepares for Valentine's Day

Feb 15, 2018, 01:58
Local Flower Shop Prepares for Valentine's Day

Final shipments of flowers arrived over the past few days, forcing crews to kick it into high gear to prepare deliveries. "One well respected socialite would say red and pink roses mean this or that, and when someone on the other side of town said something else, they didn't jive". Now, the whole industry will cut everything back so you can grow roses for Valentine's Day.

A mainstay in Louisville for 70 years, Susan's Florist has a big presence here that you might not even realize.

"You guess", Melton said.

If you're a hopeless romantic with a bank balance that is just as hopeless, budget supermarkets Lidl are offering a dozen roses for £4, which rival Aldi have a bouquet for £5. "But we do a lot of other small bouquets as well", said McKean-Makin.

But while 80 per cent of Baby Boomers will avoid the day of love, only 47 per cent of Gen Ys will boycott it.

"I probably wouldn't know that I'm going to run out until Tuesday, and then it's too late to get them", she said.

The report also highlights that Kenyans are turning to online retail outlets to purchase their Valentines gifts, with a 183 percent increase in the number of e-commerce transactions taking place from 2015 to 2017.

The NRF estimates that about three in 10 adults (27 percent) don't plan to celebrate Valentine's Day but still plan on doing some shopping, either on a special gift for themselves or on anti-Valentine's Day gifts.

Time's running out on getting your sweetie something for Valentine's Day. Fields has been a florist for over 30 years. One local business will deliver its flowers Wednesday with a side of charity Crunch time started more than a month ago.

"We can only do so much, and everyone wants flowers", said Hossini. Boring blades can crush the stems and making it harder for the flowers to absorb the much-needed water. This year, he ordered about 9,600 "premium roses", characterized by their height and large head.

Roses could arguably be the ideal gift for that special someone.

On the 13th and 14th February, our busy roads become a little bit prettier, with temporary flower stalls erected every half a kilometer or so, sporting flowers on display and soft toys clutching hearts, hanging in protective plastic covers.

"You feel like you do but you probably never do, because things are always changing and evolving", Williams said.

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