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Florists work hard to prepare for busiest day of the year

Samantha Clark from Bay Flowers and Gifts.
Samantha Clark from Bay Flowers and Gifts. Alistair Brightman

FLORISTS across the Fraser Coast toiled into the early hours of Thursday morning to ensure they were well prepared for their biggest day of the year - Valentine's Day.

Lara Weinert, manager of Bay Flowers and Gifts, described the scene as "chaotic" yesterday as her team fielded orders, organised deliveries and prepared bouquets.

"It's crazy," she said.

"The calls have been coming in for the past two days.

"This time last year we were here until 2.30am."

It was a similar scene at Trisha's Say It With Flowers in Maryborough, with a queue almost out the door at 4pm on Wednesday.

Owner Stacey Davis said it had been a particularly stressful time in the lead up to the day given the shop was recently flooded.

"We had to be open in time for Valentine's Day, otherwise there was no point reopening at all."

She hopes to sell more than 2000 red roses on Thursday.

"Roses and white lilies are the two main flowers."

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Topics:  bouquets, florists, flowers, valentine's day


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