Perhaps the most romantic day of the year, February 14 is the day lovers around the world flock to florists to show that special person how much they are loved.
Ashley Sargeson, owner of Touchwood Flowers in Port Macquarie said Valentine’s Day is a busy time for her.
“February is a big month for us and the lead up to Valentine’s Day in particular, with people coming in to buy roses for their loved one; we order 1000 roses and we always sell out,” Ms Sargeson said.
“For Valentine’s Day roses are the most popular flower request we get and I do think there is something really romantic about a man going out of his way to come and buy a present for his partner.
“I really enjoy seeing men and young boys comes in knowing that a lady will be feeling very special come Valentine’s Day, because they have taken the time to come and show their love – it is very romantic.”
If you do get roses this Valentine’s Day Ms Sargeson said the best thing to do to ensure the roses last is to cut the stem and change the water every couple of days.
“To extend the life of your roses we recommend cutting the stem of the flowers and replacing the water in the vase with cool fresh water every few days,” she said.
“That and keeping the flowers in a cool place – hard in summer I know – but storing your flowers near a window in summer won’t help them at all.”