Flower Shops Restocking Following Busy Valentine's Day

Flower Shops Restocking Following Busy Valentine's Day

By Kalene O'Brien

NewsWest 9

MIDLAND: Valentine's Day has come and gone but now flower shops are left with the aftermath of their busiest time of the year.

"We got hit hard," Rodney Randall, Assistant Manager of Flowerama in Midland, said.

"At closing, we had sold out of everything. So we are definitely working on re-filling and re-stocking our coolers," Kerrie Randall, Manager at Flowerama, said.

More than 20,000 roses as well as hundreds of mixed arrangements were sold at the local flower shop. On Friday and Saturday combined, they saw close to 1,500 people walk through their doors.

"We start preparing in November and December," Kerrie Randall said.

They brought in a semi-truck to house the 1,000 pre-made arrangements. They say due to teamwork and organization it was the most successful Valentine's Day they have ever had.

"Making sure all of the roses and containers are ordered, that we have enough to make it through the entire week," Kerrie Randall said.

But even though Valentine's Day has come and gone, florists were hard at work for those still needing to buy for their sweetheart.

"Those people who are in the dog house, they're able to come in and purchase merchandise. The stragglers, the leftovers, the people who have forgot Valentine's Day, they can actually come in and get stuff," Rodney Randall, said.

What's their advice if you found yourself scrambling for your Valentine Today a little to late?

"Go big or go home. It's never too late," Rodney Randall said.

Preparations are already underway for the next big holiday for floral businesses, which is Mothers Day.