Roses still a big hit on Valentine’s Day

VALENTINES: Megan Hansen from Kimba's Blossoms florist have been busy preparing flowers and hampers in time for Valentine's Day.

VALENTINES: Megan Hansen from Kimba's Blossoms florist have been busy preparing flowers and hampers in time for Valentine's Day.

After couples spent yesterday feeling loved up, Jacinta Woolford and Megan Hansen from Blossoms florist in Kimba can now relax after a busy week of preparing for Valentine’s Day.

However it is not the busiest day of the year for the florist.

“Mother’s Day is still the busiest day for us, and then Christmas and Valentine’s Day,” Mrs Woolford said.

“Valentine’s Day depends on what day it falls on, weekends are a lot busier, and if it falls on a Saturday, we usually have a wedding as well.”

Mrs Woolford, who has owned the shop for 18 years, said roses were still popular for the big day.

“Roses are still a big hit but we’re seeing a lot more of chrysanthemums and bright colours,” she said.

“People are starting to go for the bunches, rather than the traditional arrangements.” 

Finder.com.au estimated Australians would spend $528 million on their loved ones for Valentine’s Day.

However, the website found that South Australia was the least romantic state, with only 29 per cent celebrating Valentine’s Day.