February 18, 2010
By Boulder Blooms
Here’s what our Valentine’s Day was like…
Well another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and as usual, we were extremely busy (especially since we just merged with another Boulder florist, Art of the Flower), so we were doing twice the amount of designing. We hope everyone had a relaxing day that was full of blossoming love and joy, but our day certainly was not like that at all! It was hectic, chaotic, and flowers were flying all over the place, which was actually kind of fun. We love days like Valentine’s Day because it helps us spread our passion of providing beautiful portraits of nature to the Boulder Community on an extremely widespread level. Here is a glimpse of what our day was like…
Even with all of our deliveries, our delivery drivers never stopped enjoying the smiles and glowing faces of all of the recipients. We went through thousands of roses, and we meant to take photos of the shop covered in them, but by the end of the day we were so swamped with orders, that it completely slipped our minds. Our cash register and credit card machine even broke. And people were coming in ordering arrangements, so we had to ring them up using our computer, which takes twice as long! In addition to bleeding fingers from all the rose thorns and a broken cash register, our 3 designers, Jerrica, Teresa, and Tim, were up one night designing until 12:30 am. Jerrica says, “I could probably sleep for a week after those 3 days! I only slept for 7 hours within a 48 hours time period. Thats how busy we were, but I had to get those orders done!”
We did an arrangement of 50 red roses that was as large as Jerrica’s arm span. That’s huge! Probably 5 feet in diameter. Our most popular arrangement was (no surprise here) a dozen red roses in a sleek tapered glass vase. The “Best of the Best” was the second favorite, and all the recipients gasped when we delivered it because it is very elaborate, being 4 feet tall with aspidistra wrapped inside the vase with elegant curly willow branches. In addition to thousands of roses, we also included gerbera daisies, fragrant garden roses, and ranunculus in our Valentine’s Day arrangements. Our customers had a tendency to want to send spring flowers, so all of the tulips, iris, freesia, asiatic lilies, and dahlias were bought locally.
So, as you can see, our shop was complete madness from February 12th, 13th, and 14th. Despite the chaos, we loved being able to provide Boulder with hundreds of arrangements for the holiday of love. Now wedding season is right down the road, which means Boulder Blooms will be busy for the next 6 months putting together wedding flowers!