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Busy Week For Florists

Suva city was a hive of activity yesterday as people flocked in to buy flower bouquets and red roses for Valentine’s Day. FlowerMe Florist employee Adi Osbourne said they had
15 Feb 2015 09:50
Busy Week For Florists
Cutflowers Florist Agnes Balawa selling flowers yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

Suva city was a hive of activity yesterday as people flocked in to buy flower bouquets and red roses for Valentine’s Day.

FlowerMe Florist employee Adi Osbourne said they had been busy since Wednesday trying to meet all their bookings for Valentine’s Day.

She said they had also noticed a big change in customers coming forward to book flower bouquets and roses for Valentine’s Day.

“Last year we had a lot of women coming forward to book for flowers for their loved ones but now mostly men are the ones spoiling their loved ones, not so much of women,” Ms Osbourne said.

“The market has really changed and this shows that more people are getting used to the spirit of Valentine’s Day.”

The florist had set up a make-shift tent at the Ivi Triangle, selling flower bouquets and red roses imported from New Zealand.

Meanwhile, Cutflowers Florist Agnes Balawa, 78, has been in the flower arrangement business since 2001.

Mrs Balawa said she had always been following in the words of the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainmarama, in investing in Fijian-made products.

“I plant my own flowers and sell it. I have been having a lot of orders also but this year people are coming more for the locally grown flowers rather than the imported red roses from New Zealand,” Mrs Balawa said.

“I was usually ordering for 200 red roses from New Zealand for Valentine’s Day every year but this year I have only ordered for 20 because I seem to see that people are buying more of our local flower bouquets and flower boxes.”

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