Florists working hard to fill Valentine’s Day orders

Updated: Feb. 14, 2022 at 4:50 AM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - Florists say they’ve been working for the past week to make sure everyone has the flowers they need for their Valentine’s Day sweetheart.

Karen Wellman is the floral design manager at Wellman Florist.

She said Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year, and they’ll fill anywhere between 300 and 400 orders, sometimes even more.

She said they usually start stockpiling supplies at the end of the Christmas holiday season for orders that start rolling in about a week before Valentine’s Day.

“Valentine’s is usually the busiest for deliveries, everyone wants it on Valentine’s Day,” Wellman said. “But there are more people now that are going, ‘Well, she’s at work on Thursday, Friday and maybe we’re going to go out of town or to dinner.’”

But even the most romantic day of the year isn’t exempt from supply chain issues.

She said colored glass for vases is in shorter supply this year as well as some colored roses.

“If you’re a straight red lover, we’re still doing good,” Wellman said. “Your peaches, your yellows and your pinks, some of those are a little bit less.”

Wellman said those still needing some flowers can either call in an order or stop by their shop or greenhouse.

She said they are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

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