Now that Easter is less than a week away, flower shops all over are working fast to fill orders and have those baskets ready for Sunday.
Newswatch 16 went to Wayne County to find out how the flower shops there are doing this year.
Florists in Honesdale are busy trimming flowers and taking orders all to make sure their customers have a bright Easter Sunday.
Robert Frank, owner of the Honesdale Greenhouse Flower Shop, said a lot of work goes into making sure the arrangements are beautiful and perfect.
“We trim up our plants, we put bows on all our plants, we cover the pots with either a nice basket or some colorful foil. We make Easter baskets with fresh-cut flowers and center pieces of bright springy tulips, irises and daffodils and things like that, for people’s tables for Easter dinner,” said Frank.
Sara Else, a florist at Bold’s Florist and Garden Center in Honesdale, said around this time of year the deliveries start coming in, filling the shelves with vibrant flowers and business picks up.
“It’s a sign that spring is coming and people are coming for their perennials, their fruit trees, and you know, it’s the start of everything for us,” said Else.
Over the past few years Easter was a struggle for some of the local florists, but now things are starting to look up.
“We had a big drop about three years ago, then it’s been steadily climbing since then,” said Robert Frank.
Frank said he’s noticed customers who turned to discount flowers when the economy was rough, are now starting to come back to florists.
“We have a fair share of orders for this weekend, never enough as far as I’m concerned,” Frank added.
Both flower shops we visited in Wayne County say there’s nothing like beautiful fresh-cut flowers to help celebrate the Easter season.