Valentine's Day: The view from a florist's perspective - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Valentine's Day: The view from a florist's perspective

Posted: Updated:
  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:05:06 GMT
    South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
  • Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:37:17 GMT
    The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
  • Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:05 GMT
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

It's one of the busiest weeks for florists, they have worked non-stop since Monday, all in effort to give you the perfect bouquet of flowers for Valentine's Day.

Ordering, shipping, and processing are just a few steps in getting flowers ready for Valentine's Day.

"It all happens in a matter of two or three days, it's just craziness," says Michele Gibson, the owner of Michele's Flowers by Ela.

Each flower has to be cut to keep it fresh, and then they are placed in a cooler where they stay until they are ready to be arranged by a designer.

"We have to buckle down and cut them, get them in the water, get them in the cooler and so that part...it is work," says designer Isaac Bridges.

Gibson says this year has already had an increase of orders over last year.

"This is in the middle of the week, so it's a great day. A lot of times if Valentine's Day is on the weekend or on a Monday, they've taken a weekend trip instead," says Gibson.

Gibson says unlike the pictures of the arrangements online, it's a good thing if your flowers aren't fully bloomed upon arrival.

"When you get your flowers, and they're fresh flowers, you do want your flowers to be a little more closed up, because they will last longer. You will see the whole process; you will see the flower unfold and you'll see it from beginning to end," says Gibson.

Michele said with just four workers, they will create up to 500 arrangements for Valentine's Day!

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow