A western Iowa flower shop owner says guys are getting creative with their Valentine flower choices this year. Sandi Houser, of Council Bluffs, says her phone’s been ringing constantly with requests, and traditional long-stems are -not- the usual big seller. Houser says “I’m not even seeing so much emphasis on the roses and carnations as I am nice mixes — a lot of the spring bulbs, the tulips, daffodils, hyacinth — that seems to be real popular this year.” Houser says Valentine’s Day flower buyers who procrastinate about their purchases are still welcome. She says “It’s never too late. They can come in. We try to have our cooler stocked at all times over the holidays so if somebody walks in they have a variety to choose from.” Houser says a dozen roses, arranged an in a vase, for those who still want to go that route, will set you back about 50-dollars..
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