People often ask what our busiest time of the year is. Hands down it is Valentine’s Week. Our staff of 25 increases to a staff of over 60 in order to process flowers, answer phones, make arrangements (nearly 1500 the week of Valentine’s) and deliver them all to happy sweethearts.
It takes a lot of coordination, planning and hard work to make all of this happen. We have an amazing staff here at Dandelions who are dedicated to creating an experience for each person who places their trust with us when they order flowers in Eugene as well as for the recipient who is gifted flowers.
In order to store such a quantity of flowers we bring in a refrigerated semi-truck the week before Valentine’s. Our amazing crew who processes the flowers when they arrive and prepares them for designing works tirelessly, and often in the rainy cold, to make sure the flowers are at their best. Our design staff creates bouquets and gift packages for each order all day…often standing in one place most of the day. It’s certainly not a walk in the park to be a florist!
Our sales staff helps countless numbers of men (and women!) choose the right style for their special Valentine and our blessed delivery drives brave the elements to bring a smile to individuals around Eugene and Springfield.
Valentine’s is a special time of love and an opportunity to convey your feelings to those around you. We feel pride in working hard to make this day be special for you!
Our design manager,Tami, creates low vases of roses for a clean, modern look
Red flowers and babies breath are always a popular choice for Valentine’s Day. As you can see…we make lots!
There are lots of fun, family moments at the holidays for many of our staff. Diana has been at Dandelions for over 25 years and her daughter, Miriam, gets here feet wet helping out
A smile and a cheery attitude go a long way when working long days. Sheri brings sunshine wherever she goes
Crews work to get the flowers ready for the designers as soon as they arrive
We need a refrigerated semi-truck to hold all of the flowers (plus our regular coolers) and Tara keeps it organized
We utilize a completely different building for additional floral designers at the holidays to fill orders as fast as they come in. They are quite busy…notice you can’t see the floor!
Delivery drives await their arrangements for their first deliveries of the day. We have a pretty nifty system for keeping all the orders organized so we know which driver takes what.
Helping drivers load up their flowers. Each driver takes a small section of town on each run and then comes back and loads up some more
Marie, always cheerful, finalizes red bouquets for a lucky Valentine
No rest for weary Mamas! One-handed designing takes a bit longer but we need all hands on deck!
The news often stops by to see the hustle and bustle and take a moment to smell the wonderful fragrance of the flower store