Preparing for Valentine's Day "Bloom"

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
News 12 this Morning

AIKEN, S.C.(WRDW/WAGT)--Love is in the air.
Valentine's day is only six days away and this year less people are celebrating the holiday but, over 110 million roses are still expected to be sold.

One local florist tells us that business has been "blooming."

"The phones are ringing orders, orders are getting placed, some are coming in, it's prep time; it's time to get the vases ready, the roses ordered, and get everything ready to go for next week, says James Yaughn," owner of Canon House Florist.

He tells News 12 most of his callers are guys wanting the perfect bloom.

"Red roses by far are the most orders, pink roses are a close runner up but then, mixed fresh arrangements in the seasonal colors; the reds, the whites, the pinks," James Yaughn explains.

This year's business is already shaping up to be a little different.

James Yaughn shares,
"We are expecting more orders than usual."

Mostly because of the day of the week.

"Thursday being a good day for flower deliveries because, it's not weekend. A lot of people will go away for a long weekend; everybody's probably still at work or at home," Yaughn explains.

Whether flowers, flamingos, or bears.
James says the pressure of February fourteenth is on!

"Valentine's day for me is very stressful but, it can also be exciting. Stressful as far as the business side goes because, you're having to complete so many orders in a short amount of time but, you're showing all these," says James Yaughn.

Experts say more money will be spent this Valentine's day then any other year.