At Winston Flowers, a Boston-based florist that has been serving up bouquets since 1944, Valentine’s Day can be New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo all rolled into one.
To get ready for the expected Feb. 14 crush, Winston Flowers says it is prepared to mobilize 150 delivery trucks on the big day.
Snow? The dreaded wintry mix? A misbehaving polar vortex? No problem. Nosegays will be trucked, mushed, or hydro-planed to their destinations “regardless of road conditions,” Winston Flowers vows.
Those trucks are ready to deliver 300,000 long stem red roses, some of them grown as far away as Ecuador.
And those trucks won’t just be loaded with roses. Tulips, hyacinth and hydrangeas, as well as lilies and orchids, will be make up part of that sweet-smelling cargo for Valentine’s Day deliveries, the retailer said.
On a typical day, Winston Flowers said it delivers orders from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., but on Valentine’s Day, the window widens, and it can stay open from 4:30 a. m. until 9:00 p.m.