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Central Texans celebrate Valentine’s Day

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WACO, Texas – Flower shops are putting their petals to the metal to ensure everyone who wants a flower arrangement gets one.

Love is in the air as Central Texans celebrate Valentine’s Day.

“He flew in here last night from Phoenix, and this is our Valentine weekend. And he appeased me by coming to Waco,” says Wendy Warbington, a tourist from Phoenix, Arizona.

And there’s no better way to celebrate the holiday then with a gift.

“He made me a, what is it called, string art with a heart? Nail art? He made a wood art piece for me,” says Warbington.

No one is busier making these gifts then florists.

“It’s just been impossible for us to answer every phone call. Unfortunately, we had to cut off our internet orders for delivery. Of course we do still have flowers available for pick up, but our delivery schedule is completely full,” says Tom Wolfe, the President of Wolfe Wholesale Florists.

Wolfe has been working overtime these past few days to make sure this Valentine’s Day went off without a hitch.

“I got here at 7:00 yesterday, and worked until 4:45 this morning. I went home and took a nap, freshened up, and got back here at seven,” says Wolfe.

All of Wolfe’s hard work is paying off.

“According to our predictions, the holiday is pretty much right on par with what we thought it was going to be. It is still a great holiday, and we have all the business we can handle,” says Wolfe.

Red roses are the most popular, but Wolfe says another flower is surprisingly high in demand this year.

“Yellow flowers are gaining in popularity. People love sending yellow roses. I’ve been sold out of sunflowers for some reason since Tuesday, which caught us off guard, but it is what it is,” says Wolfe.

And the flowers are better late then never.

“You better buy flowers for her if you didn’t, because she’s going to be really upset. If you want to show you’re a classy person, you should get her some flowers,” says Wolfe.

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