V Day: Florist frantically prepares for big day

2012-02-14T00:20:00Z 2012-02-14T03:05:46Z V Day: Florist frantically prepares for big daySpenser Heaps - Daily Herald Daily Herald
February 14, 2012 12:20 am  • 

In the cramped backroom of Steiners Floral in Springville, 20 busy hands are hard at work preparing hundreds of extravagant arrangements for Valentine's Day. The florists move back and forth in frantic concert, carrying finished arrangements one way and bundles of fresh flowers the other."We'll do about three months of work in a couple of days," said Chad Wright, owner of the flower shop. "We do as much prep work as we can ... but it's just a lot of work in a short amount of time."

With only one day to go, stacks of paper receipts showed the orders still left to fill. Workers stand on piles of green clippings as they trim and arrange the flowers, too busy to sweep the floor.

The arrangements come in all colors and sizes, but roses are still a favorite, despite their cost. Wright said the biggest arrangement they had done on Monday was all roses and cost $200.

"Some men are really in trouble," Wright said.

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