Love, Flowers in Full Bloom at this Gloucester County Florist

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MULLICA HILL, N.J. -

Love is in full bloom around South Jersey as many celebrate Valentine’s Day.

SNJ Today got a look inside a Gloucester County business where workers rose quite early Wednesday morning to prepare for the festivities.

What would Valentine’s Day be without flowers?

If you let us design, we prefer to just do what we love to do and that’s to create something beautiful and a little bit different.”

On Wednesday, February 14th, the designers at Mullica Hill Floral Co. were up to their elbows in red roses and ready for one of their biggest days of the year.

“It’s our Super Bowl. It’s hectic, but we enjoy it,” said Rosalie Oland, lead designer at Mullica Hill Floral Co.

The three women team have been working seven days straight making the petals look perfect for the many orders coming in for the big day.

“They’re just lighthearted and really beautiful and it’s just a way of expressing that you care about somebody by just surprising them with something that they might not expect,” said Oland.

The store was blooming with roses nearly everywhere Wednesday morning before they started sending out dozens of deliveries.

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One flower in particular was the most popular.

“Probably a dozen red roses, not personally our favorite," said Oland. "But for men, they tend to think that that’s what their significant other is going to want.” 

The designers at the shop along Main Street like to think outside of the box.

“[We like to create] mixed arrangements - just orchids, roses, sweet peas, things like that," said Oland. "If you let us design, we prefer to just do what we love to do and that’s to create something beautiful and a little bit different.” 

For those of you who do get a flower or 12 on Valentine's Day, they have some tips to help keep them flourishing.

“You want to recut the stems, you want to give them a little bit of food and you want to give them clean water on a daily basis," said Oland. "And you want to keep them somewhere cool out of direct sunlight."

She says that’s the key to keeping the arrangement staying fresh and fragrant well past Valentine’s Day. 

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