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Business blooming for Valdosta flower shop ahead of Valentine’s Day

Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 8:04 PM EST
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - With Valentine’s Day this weekend, many are working on those last minute gifts for their loved ones.

The Flower Shop in downtown Valdosta has been working on what they say is their busiest Valentine’s Day.

The Flower Shop in downtown Valdosta has been working on what they say is their busiest...
The Flower Shop in downtown Valdosta has been working on what they say is their busiest Valentine’s Day. (WALB)

“It’s extremely busy this year. I think people are shopping online, having things delivered because of the pandemic. Trying to be safe and everything with the COVID,” said Susan Mullis, owner of The Flower Gallery in downtown Valdosta.

Mullis said customers have really come forward this year and expressed their love with gift orders during these tough times.

“They can’t see them, so they want to make sure that they get it for them. They can’t go see their parents, some are quarantining, so they want to make sure they are thought of,” said Mullis.

From “I love you” balloons to heart-shaped chocolate boxes, the Flower Gallery has everything covered.

Mullis said besides gifts, they also decorate events.

The Flower Gallery in downtown Valdosta is ready for Valentine's Day.
The Flower Gallery in downtown Valdosta is ready for Valentine's Day.(WALB)

On Sunday, her team is decorating a wedding, one that originally was postponed because of COVID.

There is one hardship that all flower shops have faced during the pandemic, and that’s flower shortages.

“There has been a large flower shortage and plant shortage due to everything getting shut down earlier of last year. The farms, they’re behind and trying to catch up. Same way with plants. The thing with plants is that there’s been so many funerals because of the pandemic,” said Mullis.

Mullis said the lack of workers and drivers to deliver the shipments has also played a role.

She hopes production will get back to normal soon.

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