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Downtown shops ready to serve

May 9, 2014

Sandy Harrison, employee at Gild the Lily, describes the types of jewelry the store offers (Staff photo/John Bush).

For all you procrastinators out there, there isn’t much time left to purchase a Mother’s Day gift. Luckily, several local shops have got you covered. 

If your wife or mother likes a nice arrangement of flowers or enjoys gardening, head to one of the four floral shops in town. Moon Florist, Haehn Florist & Greenhouses, The Magnolia and Village Green Garden Center are all located within two miles of each other.

Mick Haehn, owner of Haehn Florist & Greenhouses, succinctly described why he thinks flowers are a great gift.

“Women love flowers,” he said. 

Haehn offers a wide variety of plants and flowers. The store sells fresh flowers, cut flowers, house plants, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, geraniums and more. 

Customers who want a specific floral arrangement with a vase or some other type of container may call ahead or stop by the store. Haehn said they can meet most any request — the arrangements simply depend on the person’s preference.

“A lot of people specify that they want more of the flowers and less of the container,” he said. “We can offer inexpensive, nice vases if that’s the case. It just depends if mom likes special vases or just wants as many flowers as she can get.”

Haehn said “feminine” colored flowers like pink and purple seem to be most popular around Mother’s Day. With such high demand for two specific colors, prices can rise because it costs extra for shops to purchase flowers from growers. Other colors such as red and blue flowers are offered at regular price.

At Haehn’s shop, flowers can range anywhere from $25 to $200. On average, floral arrangements are between $45-85, Haehn said. 

Arrangements can be delivered, purchased in store or bought online at the company’s website. 

Moon Florist and The Magnolia also sell floral arrangements and bouquets online, as well as in store.

For the full story, see the Saturday, May 10 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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