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Labor of love: How do florists get ready for their big day?

14 February 2018

Head to your local grocery store or florist instead.

Anna Deriquito- Florist at York Flowers in D.C. "Last year, we did a proposal at the Hotel Hershey at one of the gazebos". Some twiggy trimmings fall to the floor like a flower barbershop.

"Think Dutch still life", he said, referencing paintings that feature arrangements of flowers plucked from fields or gathered from country gardens.

For Bell-Jones, the day means big sales. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 58 percent of American men and 16 percent of American women were projected to buy flowers for Valentine's Day 2016, spending a total of $1.9 billion.

Sheila Bush estimates she'll be five times busier than normal on Valentine's Day.

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Wild Apples will once again put a musical twist on Valentine's Day arrangements, with "Campfire Kevin" Murphy delivering serenades along with flowers.

"Our owner does a great job of taking a look at last year and forecasting what's new for this year", said Kelley.

A spokesperson for Orchidya London said: 'We created this for a very particular kind of client who may wish to go above and beyond a mere bouquet.

Check to make sure the water's getting to the bulb. People have anniversaries and birthdays, but those are every day.

The natural emollients and sap in the stems of flowers may cause a film to form over the bottom of the stem after it is initially cut. Make the day personal because you want to make the day special, not because you have to. But if you're planning on sending them, you better ask quickly. Now, though, is add something exotic to a classic flower, to make it unique. As it gets exposed to heat and sunlight, the petals splay open into regal tiers.

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Peter Winfield is a fourth-generation flower grower in Victoria and is struggling to keep up with demand for his Australian native plants such as Thryptomene and Geraldton Wax.

KellyCo has been a popular florist for many years, with thousands of customers trusting them for their various special occasions.

FTD also has same-day delivery directly through their site, if you want to go there rather than using Pro Flowers. At a grocery store, like Giant, they're about $25.

"A favorite here in St. Cloud, we have a bouquet that's called lilies and roses and it's got the large stargazer lilies in combination with roses, so it makes up a lovely, fragrant bouquet".

Venus et Fleur flowers after three months.

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"Roses are, by far, our biggest sellers", Fjeldsted said. Is there another story you'd like us to VERIFY?

Labor of love: How do florists get ready for their big day?