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PHOTO GALLERY: Allen's Flowers prepares for Valentine's Day

By Harry Katz
February 14, 2013 | 12:01 p.m. CST
Allen's Flowers employees spent Wednesday night and into Thursday morning preparing arrangements for Valentine's Day deliveries.

COLUMBIA — Allen's Flowers workers stayed late into the night Wednesday to prepare for Valentine's Day deliveries. The shop organizes deliveries by route and places them in the front of the store before the arrangements are loaded into nine different vehicles Thursday morning.

The following video covers two and a half hours at Allen’s Flowers from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the eve of Valentine’s Day. Seven employees worked into the early morning preparing and organizing flower arrangements and gifts for the following day.

Including pick-ups, Allen's Flowers will fill 500 orders before Valentine's Day is over, and will be accepting orders until 5 p.m. Allen's Flowers is located at 111 Ninth St., Suite 170, Columbia, MO 65201 and can be reached by telephone at 443-8719.

MU's Tiger Garden ordered 700 more roses this year for a total of 2,700 roses and will be open for pick-up orders only until 4:30 p.m. Tiger Garden is located in the Agriculture Building on Rollins Street and can be reached by telephone at 884-1191. Watch a video about the student-operated floral shop's preparations.