Giving, arranging, and sharing flowers have been popular for as long as we can remember. Flowers are symbolic of youth, beauty, well-being, wealth, love, and so much more in life that we value and desire. But with their massive popularity and their temporary nature, how does the industry behind flower sales keep up?
Last year, CBS Mornings answered this question with a quick peek into the business side of activities behind Valentine’s Day. You would be surprised at just how much effort and coordination goes into it. But of course, a morning news segment can only go so far.
Check out their video, and read on to learn more.
Behind the Deliveries and Arrangements of Valentines Day Flowers
To begin the journey of a flower arrangement, the flowers have to be grown. This requires a massive infrastructure and supply chain built to grow and harvest all kinds of flowers. Then the flowers have to be harvested and sold while they are still fresh.
From there, the customer places an order and the florist makes the arrangement and delivers it as rapidly as possible. Interestingly, all this has to be done before the flowers even begin to show signs of age, which is a monumental task.