Watertown— According to one local florist, Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year for flower shops nation wide.
“We’ve been preparing for weeks” said Kevin R. Kitto, owner of Sherwood Florist. “It all culminates to one very busy day.” Sherwood florist, like other local shops have been busy stocking up with white, yellow, lavender, and especially red roses.
According to Mr. Kitto, the shop sells a dozen long stem roses in the hundreds. The significance of the red rose reflects love, while the pink or lavender can be given for new romance. The yellow rose reflects friendship, while the white rose symbolizes purity or pure love. “Sometimes we’ll have someone order 11 red roses and one yellow rose, to symbolize love and friendship”, said Kitto.
Keeping your roses full of fresh water will help them last longer, along with keeping them away from extreme heat. According to Sherwood Florist, some individuals prefer to dry their roses to preserve the memory.