Monday, April 29, 2013
Mother’s Day is the second-biggest holiday of the year for florists. Here's where to grab a bouquet in McLean.
Mother’s Day is May 12 and local florists are already gearing up for what will be a busy month. Jenny Scala, spokeswoman for the Alexandria-based Society of American Florists said Mother’s Day flower and plant sales are second only to Christmas. Mother's Day falls just above Valentine’s Day for sales volume, which is third on the list of busiest days for florists. “Mother’s Day counts for a fourth of all floral sales for holidays,” Scala said. Orchids, lillies, tulips, roses, irises and calla lillies are among the most popular flower choices for Mother’s Day, according to ProFlowers.com. According to the website, hydrangea, azaleas, chrysanthemums and blooming kalanchoe plants re amongst the best selling plants for Mother’s Day. Scala …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Local florists are busy ahead of the most popular flower-buying holiday of the year.
Valentine’s Day is the busiest holiday for florists—and, predictably, red roses continue to dominate Valentine’s Day as the most popular flowers, according to the Alexandria-based Society of American Florists. Add in roses of other colors, and roses can account for more than 75 percent of fresh flower purchases on Valentine’s Day. McLean's Flowers & Plants Etc. has a solid supply of premium, long-stem roses and business has been busy but steady so far, said Chip Frederick, co-owner of the store. If you think roses are expensive around Valentine’s Day, it’s a simple matter of supply (from the growers) and demand. Jenny Scala, spokeswoman for the Society of American Florists, said there were 224 million roses produced for Valentine’s Day in…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Pick a petal
Patch has kicked off a series that asks our readers about their favorite things in McLean. This week: With McLean abloom with flowers and fragrance, what's your favorite flower and where is the best place to see them? We've compiled a list of our favorite blossoms set up a poll at the bottom of this article. Vote for your favorite and tell your friends to vote for their favorite, too! Then tell us the best location to see your flowering favorite. If you’re a big fan of a particular place, pump it up by submitting photos or other multimedia. If we haven't listed your favorite, let us know in the comments section.