Valentine's Day Bonanza | America's UPS set to deliver staggering 88 million flowers

15 February, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • The first flowers inserted into the foam establish the height width and shape of the arrangement. Michael Vosburg  Forum News Service

With the holiday fast approaching, flower shops are gearing up for a busy week.

"We have sold over 5,000 roses this year", Fields said. 250 million roses will be produced for Valentine's Day according to SAF estimates.

"You guess", Melton said. He adds, "I have noticed that the younger generation opts for just one flower than an elaborate arrangement of flowers".

"We do a lot of dads to daughters".

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While a third wrote on Facebook: "What a surprise, to receive my "Valentine's day" flowers a day early". The orders were coming in too - predominately for dozens of roses - and by Friday, Melton expected she would have to put in a last minute order on Monday for more. Baker said even though it is the busiest day for them it is worth it to know they are making someone's day. This suggests couples may be more focused on experiences rather than gifts for the holiday and small businesses, particularly those in destination locations, may want to plan accordingly.

Nonetheless, 97% of transactions around Valentine's Day are still made in person with only three percent of gifts purchased online.

But the site's analysis also discovered a rising anti-Valentine's Day sentiment, with 64 per cent of Australians planning to boycott the day altogether. Fields has been a florist for over 30 years.

However, what says "I love you" more than jewelry? it shines at the top of the list at almost five billion bucks ($4.7 billion to be exact).

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"Multiple flowers can mean the same thing", McKinley said.

Gardenista, a floral arrangement and gardening resource, tested a variety of methods for preserving flowers and found much of the same results across the board. The largest, the "phenomenal" contains 999 premium long stem Red Naomi roses and costs £4,999.99.

Roses could arguably be the flawless gift for that special someone. That demand leads to higher markup for roses in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, as rose growers stop cutting to prepare for the February 14 onslaught. After the initial pruning, check your roses daily and remove any dead or loose leaves and petals in order to avoid bacterial rot. Both said finding help was harder this year.

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