With flowers, chocolates and cards at the top of the shopping list this week, it's fair to say the tradition of Valentine's Day has not been lost in Bundaberg.
Bailey said his customers often consult these websites before they place their orders with him.
Many flower shops start thinking about Valentine's Day right after Christmas.
Kammi Good removes the stem ends from the bundles of roses before placing them in water and flower food which is a mixture of sugar, acid and bleach.
"I try to tell them to preorder", Brooks said. "It's more of a human connection when you know who grew the flowers that you're buying". "We're very very busy".
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"Everybody wants roses, red roses in particular", Biler said.
"It's one of the best Valentine's Day we've seen in 10 years", Teresa Cannon, floor manager and head of floral designer at Broyles Florist, 214 E. Mountcastle Drive, said Tuesday.
The NRF estimates that $2 billion worth of flowers will be sold during the week of Valentine's Day. Millennials aged 25-34 are projected to spend more than any other age bracket, with an average bill of $202.76.
Final shipments of flowers arrived over the past few days, forcing crews to kick it into high gear to prepare deliveries. Needless to say, a mixtape will last longer than any bouquet of flowers.
CBA also found that the "most romantic" group are those aged 26-35, accounting for 38 per cent of all florist spend and 36 of all restaurant spend.
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People - mostly men - need to be reminded that this year, St. Valentine's Day falls this coming Wednesday.
I read where a study shows a small bouquet of flowers can make a big difference, especially in seniors' lives, so here's a challenge for all us ... remember someone who may be missing a loved one this Valentine's Day.
"Aussies looking to treat their partner with dinner, drinks and flowers should expect to splash out around $136 on the big day". The miniature pink roses choice was another example of finding an alternative to a dozen red roses due to availability and cost.
"Prep is definitely key for the success of the day", she said.
"It's a lot of last minute guys and a majority of it is over the phone for deliveries", Mrs Swift said.
"The growers have to turn around a month later and be ready for Valentine's Day", Mudge said.
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