Pictou County jewellers and florists get set for Valentine's Day

15 February, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Best wishes on Valentine's Day

An estimated 88 million roses will be delivered Wednesday, keeping florists across the nation on their feet this Valentine's Day.

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"Florida and the hurricanes in that area that we got them from, Costa Rico, they come from overseas", she said. And while many of those purchases are made with a significant other in mind, the manager of one local shops says flowers are a popular choice for those in other types of relationship, as well.

"We have sold over 5,000 roses this year", Fields said. The flowers are competitively priced and whatever the business does make on sales, 25-percent of the profits go to a good cause.

The lavish Valentine's Day "Mon Amour" bouquet from Orchidya London comes in a range of sizes. For the past 10 years, he and shop owner Missi Selden have invited customers to choose from a list of 50 love songs, and pay $15 to have Murphy deliver the flowers, guitar in hand.

"They like the love songs", Murphy said.

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"Spoiling your loved one on Valentine's Day shows no signs of slowing down".

When asked when the spike for Valentine's Day begins, Reid says it varies, and while some are buying gifts early, the last two days before the date are by far the busiest days of the Valentine's season.

Hirst said Baraboo Floral hires four additional staff for the days leading up to Valentine's, and doesn't stop there.

"The product planning phase really starts right after Christmas and then we get everything ready and photographed for our website", Frank Viviano, Owner of Bartz Viviano Flowers and Gifts said.

Monday represented the calm before the storm, which will roll in Tuesday. "That's when the phones will be ringing off the hook", Hirst said. The average person will pony up $143.56 for the sweetheart, up from last year's $136.57. He loves arranging flowers, preferably tropical bouquets or hydrangeas, but since retirement he rarely works except for at Hossini's store around Valentine's Day. Cutting at an angle allows for better water intake since they aren't sitting flat on the bottom of a vase.

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