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Anthony Charsley tries to choose a bouquet for his lady-love

"Farmers in Latin America cut flowers at dawn and immediately pack them in temperature-controlled coolers, and these coolers are sent to the airport right away".

Holcomb ordered more than 10,000 flowers for Valentine's Day because it's their busiest day of the year.

"Even people wanting to order ordinary flowers, we just can't do it".

"I never knew how important flowers are to people until I got to this class they need them for funerals, for weddings for birthdays, for everything", said Clarissa Lopez. But this Sunday, employees were hard at work preparing for one of the most profitable holidays for their business.

With Valentine's Day falling tomorrow, florists and lovers are left wondering what cupid holds in store for them. Workers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes.

When you stick your face into a fresh bouquet of Valentine's Day flowers and take a deep whiff, you're not expecting to inhale a bunch of cocaine. "I order hundreds of roses".

Roses travel thousands of kilometres before they arrive at florists, grocery stores or 24-hour gas stations. "On Valentine's Day, some people gift bouquets to their parents".




She said that demand for flowers for Valentine's Day this year is set to be even bigger this year. "Over the years, American has learned how to handle flowers and their excellent cargo operation has got things well-oiled".

Henwood runs the florist alongside his wife and business namesake, Amy. "I have been working for a florist in Satellite and delivering flowers". Tingley said the flower selection comes from all parts of the world, from Canada to the Netherlands, and arrangements can be customized.

Colombia's police are stepping up the security measures to make sure drug traffickers will not get hold of the 150 tons of flowers that leave Colombia everyday between January and March, reported El Nuevo Herald.

Urban said the rainbow rose offers a kaleidoscope of colors that make the rose undeniably unique, though many still prefer the traditional red rose.

SONIA Bitmead and her husband don't celebrate Valentine's Day.

Every year Calvert's starts ordering roses in December. The store is actually receiving so many orders that she said they've been having a little trouble keeping up with the demand.

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