Mother’s Day Flowers Mean Big Business

DANVILLE — Mother’s Day is right around the corner and some of the busiest places are flower shops.

Many people are paying tribute to mom by sending her flowers. We went behind the scenes with a florist in Danville to see how preparations were going.

The phones at Scott’s Floral in Danville were ringing all day.

Heather Marks answers the phones and takes orders at her father’s flower shop on Route 11 in Danville.

“It’s been very busy. The phones just keep ringing so we’ve all taken turns answering the phone,” Marks said.

There are even more flowers behind the scenes. Owner Scott Edwards says Mother’s Day is the busiest holiday of the year for his business.

“Everybody has a mother, but not everybody has a sweetheart and not everybody sends flowers for Christmas. But Mother’s Day is truly the largest for us.”

Scott’s Floral has been in business for 40 years so the employees know the drill. Mother’s Day weekend means pulling extra hours and making many more deliveries. Edwards says 11 delivery trucks are on the road.

“We’ll probably do today between 500 to 700 arrangements and tomorrow around 800 deliveries.”

Kristin Badman decided she would stop into the store and pick something out herself.

“I need to get my mom something because she won’t be around on Sunday. So I’m going to surprise her at work with some flowers, maybe some balloons and her favorite drink from Dunkin Donuts.”

As if all of those Mother’s Day flower arrangements weren’t enough, Scott’s Floral is also in charge of all of the flowers for Bloomsburg University’s graduation, which, of course, is this weekend.

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