Florists run off feet on Valentine's Day

If you can't buy one it may not be too late to snip one.

IT IS the florists’ busiest day of the year and for many the busiest. Blooms on Gladstone said the orders were “crazy, really crazy.

“We’ve ordered more than 120 bunches of red roses.”

Other florists also said it was the busiest year they have had yet.

Florists at Wild Stems said they were “running” to keep up with demand, and that was at 10am this morning.

Many of the hundreds of roses being delivered today are grown locally.

While roses are the most traditional flower today others were getting a look in too, with mixed bunches also being ordered. One romantic man had a bunch delivered to his wife, and asked for the same bouquet to be made in miniature form for his daughter.

Other cute stories included a message from one lover to another that while Valentine's Day was superficial and commercial, their love wasn’t.

If this has reminded anyone that today is the day of love, supermarkets and service stations might still have some bunches left. Chocolates are a great gift of love as well.

On a less romantic note, but relevant to us here in Tairawhiti, today is the anniversary of Captain Cook's death in the Hawaiian Islands in 1779.

IT IS the florists’ busiest day of the year and for many the busiest. Blooms on Gladstone said the orders were “crazy, really crazy.

“We’ve ordered more than 120 bunches of red roses.”

Other florists also said it was the busiest year they have had yet.

Florists at Wild Stems said they were “running” to keep up with demand, and that was at 10am this morning.

Many of the hundreds of roses being delivered today are grown locally.

While roses are the most traditional flower today others were getting a look in too, with mixed bunches also being ordered. One romantic man had a bunch delivered to his wife, and asked for the same bouquet to be made in miniature form for his daughter.

Other cute stories included a message from one lover to another that while Valentine's Day was superficial and commercial, their love wasn’t.

If this has reminded anyone that today is the day of love, supermarkets and service stations might still have some bunches left. Chocolates are a great gift of love as well.

On a less romantic note, but relevant to us here in Tairawhiti, today is the anniversary of Captain Cook's death in the Hawaiian Islands in 1779.

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