FLORISTS are working around the clock for Valentine’s Day today.
Mitchell Street Florist senior florist Brittany Dennis said yesterday they had double the number of staff on to fill 400 orders.
“We’ll be here all night,” she said. “We’ve got our supplies.”
Roses were the most popular but gerberas and lilies were also being used, she said.
More people were ordering online, she said.
Bendigo World of Flowers senior florist Belinda Cantwell said the rush for flowers began yesterday afternoon and expected it to continue from 7am Friday.
Red roses were a flower of choice but men were also choosing other colours and other flowers for variety.
Flowers still got a big tick as a Valentine gift, she said.
“It’s the romance. Every girl loves to be given flowers.”
She said she loved seeing the tradies line up outside the door in their dusty clothing to buy flowers for their honey.
“The tradies don’t get them delivered, they deliver them personally,” she said. “They are cute.”
Blokes declaring their love in the Advertiser’s Classifieds included an arrow through a heart from John to Sharon, “my beautiful little Possum Chops”.
Craig wrote to Michelle, “You woke my heart and my brain and I pricked my ears up like a startled horse. Giddyup Baby – I love you.”