Florists and garden centers busy before Mother’s Day

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Mother’s Day is Sunday and many people are heading to local florists and garden centers to pick up the perfect bouquet of flowers for the moms in our lives.

KTTC stopped by a store in Rochester to see how things were going before the holidays.

Whether it’s for your table, your flower box or the garden, flowers are often a popular gift for the mothers in our lives.

Carousel Floral Gift and Garden(KTTC)

Carousel Floral Gift and Garden has been preparing for Mother’s Day all week and is even offering extended hours on Sundays. Owner Mike Zander says the store has been very busy this week, even busier than Valentine’s Day.

Zander said this year’s deliveries were the most he’s seen for the holidays and he expects many more over the weekend.

“We’ve definitely got them in our cooler and are looking at all the arrangements,” Zander said. “The other thing is the greenhouse is full of hanging baskets and things like that. Just very easy to grab and go.

A customer shared what she looks for in a Mother’s Day gift from her kids.

Floral arrangements
Floral arrangements(KTTC)

“I’m just saying come hang out with me, because it’s for me,” Rochester resident Marilyn Oliver said. “But I still like perennials, flowers outdoors. So something like this works or a little decor like this.

Carousel also offers chocolates, jewelry and various garden decorations to add to your Mother’s Day flower order.

The store will be open for extended hours on Mother’s Day for any last-minute shoppers, staying open until 8 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. The carousel is located on 18th Avenue NW in Rochester and offers fresh flower arrangements and has a garden center.

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