Flower shops keeping up in below freezing temps

Published: Feb. 14, 2021 at 9:42 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Flowers shops in the Tri-Cities received thousands of orders for Valentine’s Day including one in Grand Island who had about 1,000 deliveries alone.

Roses for You was a revolving door on Sunday, especially when people were looking to buy flowers for their special someone.

The flower shop started prepping vases and baskets and online orders last week just to keep up during the holiday.

“We probably have had more online orders and deliveries,” Owner Judy Rosenburg said. “We’ve had a lot of pick-ups people are coming to get.”

Florists doubled wrapped and sealed each bouquet before going out because if they didn’t, the flowers would die in the cold.

“We do replace, you know, with this much and this many people designing and delivering, things get dumped, things get broken and we stand behind all our products,” Rosenburg said.

The shop hired about 20 drivers to get all the deliveries done safely. Bradley Schmid has been working for them for the last five years, and he said it was hard delivering orders with all the snow on the roads.

“It has been a little bit slower because the roads are not as clear,” Schmid said.

Business has been slow for the flower shop during the Coronavirus pandemic, but it’s days like these when they are thankful to the community for using their services.

“I really, really appreciate the locals support we’re getting right now, because that’s going to help us get through some of the bad times we’ve had,” Rosenburg said.

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