Flowers a popular gift for Mothers Day

News from New Straits Times:

KUALA LUMPUR: IT’S that time again to celebrate mothers and the city’s florists and gift shops, in particular, are enjoying brisk sales with a variety of offers.

Cashing in on the day to honour mothers are hotels and restaurants with Mothers Day high tea and buffet dinner promotions.

A Streets check yesterday found florists and flower wholesalers in the city busy with orders.

At Floristika, a flower wholesaler, its spokesman said at least a 100,000kg shipment consisting of carnations, roses, gebera and hydrangea was brought in from China just to cater for the special day. There were also cala lilies brought in from China and Holland.

She said the popular flowers are still roses with carnations also flying off the shelves fast.

“Roses are traditional gifts but carnations are associated with love and honour which is more appropriate for mothers,” she added.

The prices of roses were generally about RM20 to RM25 per dozen with some florists charging up to RM50 per dozen with or without arrangement. Carnations cost between RM2 to RM10 per s……………. continues on New Straits Times

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