Local florist, Carol Chabra, has been receiving orders since last week.
For the past few weeks, Festival of Flowers in Kingstowne has been taking Valentine's Day orders and preparing for the rush on what some consider one of the most romantic days of the year. The holiday is just around the corner, and locals are making orders for the special day. "It looks like there'll be a lot of orders of roses and lilies," said owner Carol Chabra. "They'll usually look for the names of flowers they're familiar with." Festival of Flowers has a store special for half a dozen roses and star gazer lilies for $60. The shop offers arrangements of all sizes and prices, starting at $30. Chabra said they expect to have 75 to 100 deliveries a day for the next few days, and they will be delivering all day Feb. 14 until every …
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- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- S Kamath
Monday, December 12, 2011
The winter holiday season is the number one floral-buying time of the year, according to the Alexandria-based Society of American Florists, a national association for florists and flower growers. And locally, Carol Chabra agrees. She's the owner of Festival of Flowers, a flower shop at 6933 Telegraph Road. In fact, for her store, open since 1989, business especially blooms in December. “People have winter parties all month long,” she explained. Chabra reports poinsettias are her top-selling plant this time of year. Poinsettias’ U.S. history dates to 1825, according to SAF. Joel Robert Poinsett, an amateur botanist and the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico, brought some cuttings to his plantation in Greenwood, S.C., from the poinsettias’ …