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Prime time to order flowers for Valentine's Day nearing its end

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - It's time to get your orders in so you can get your sweetie their favorite beautiful bouquet for Valentine's Day.

The day of love is only one week away and local florists are expecting to fill out a lot of order forms for flowers between Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Eau Claire Floral told News 18 they take orders up until Valentine's Day, but you may not be able to get your sweetheart's favorite flower if you wait. Early purchases help the florists know how many varieties they need to order and what types of flowers they need to prepare for customers. 

"We get them all through wholesalers out of Minneapolis, and like the Wausau area, and most of them come in from South America, California and Florida," said Genny Hay, owner of Eau Claire Floral. The most popular flowers for Valentine's Day are still usually red roses, and a mixture of flowers, like different spring flowers with red roses included and the valentine colors like reds, pinks, purples and whites."

Hay advises customers purchase from a local store, instead of ordering from online websites because sometimes they can be a scam.

She said if a deal sounds too good to be true online, it probably is, and the quality may not be as great.

Like most local florists, Eau Claire Floral delivers on Valentine's Day, for purchases starting at a $20.

As an added bonus, the Eau Claire Fire Department assists Eau Claire Floral with deliveries on Valentine's Day, with some of the money going to a local charity. 

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