Mother’s Day is coming up next week on May 12, and besides the brunch reservations and jewelry, people will be scrambling to buy their No. 1 lady some flowers.
Jenny Scala, spokeswoman for the Alexandria-based Society of American Florists said Mother’s Day flower and plant sales are second only to Christmas and just above Valentine’s Day, which is third on the list of busiest days for florists.
“Mother’s Day counts for a fourth of all floral sales for holidays,” Scala said.
Orchids, lillies, tulips, roses, irises and calla lillies are amongst the most popular flower choices for Mother’s Day, according to ProFlowers.com. According to the website, hydrangea, azaleas, chrysanthemums and blooming kalanchoe plants are amongst the best-selling plants for Mother’s Day.
Scala said the floral industry is global, and there won’t be a shortage of flowers to go around.
Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, according to History.com.
According to AboutFlowers.com, 87 percent of people shopping for Mother’s Day will buy flowers or plants. Of those shoppers, 70 percent will be shopping for their own mother, 24 percent will be shopping for their mother-in-law and 23 percent will be shopping for their wives.
If you’re looking for a florist in the Herndon area at which to buy your Mother’s Day flowers, you can check out the following local businesses.
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Baskets & Blooms, 612 3rd St., Herndon / 703-787-9220
Bundle of Roses, 763 Elden St., Herndon / Main number: 703-904-7673; Toll free: 1-800-214-2846
Worldgate Florist, 13073 Worldgate Dr, Herndon / Local: 703-834-1600; 24 hour: 703-834-1600; Toll free: 1-800-274-1144
Herndon Florist, 716 Lynn St., Herndon / Main number: 703-437-4990; Toll free: 1-800-335-6747
Dulles Florist & Gifts, 2465 Centreville Rd, Herndon / Main number: 703-713-0047; Toll free: 1-800-638-2752
What are you getting your mom, wife, mother-in-law, and all the other mothers in your life, for Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comment section below.