A posy for your pretty
TOMORROW marks exactly one week until Valentine's Day.
Wait, don't tell me you had forgotten?
There are two types of people in this world: those who had their Valentine's Day planned and bought for months ago, and those who will read this and decide it is time to start the ball rolling.
Let's face it: not many of you will be able to take Thursday off work.
So that means your gift better be pretty damn spectacular.
McCauley's Pots and Posies' Kathy Vicary says there is a reason flowers have stood the test of time as a Valentine's Day gift.
"Flowers signify romance. They are a symbol of love and passion,” she said.
"Personally I love to see people's joy when they receive their flowers.
"Particularly around Valentine's Day, it is a joy to see how couples of all ages express their love.”
She said Valentine's Day was one of the busiest for the business and the staff had been filing pre-orders for weeks.
Not to worry, Ms Vicary said, as McCauley's will be taking orders right up to, and including on, Valentine's Day.
She said the most popular order was an enduring favourite: long-stemmed red roses, available singularly, by the dozen or in arrangements.
Knowing how busy you all are, McCauley's also delivers around the North Burnett, with the exception of Mount Perry.
You can just log on to their website, view all the Valentine's Day options, pay online and, like, clockwork, the bursting bouquet will arrive at your door.
It's not just blooms McCauley's is offering.
You can pair them with a plush teddy bear or box of decadent chocolates to make a real splash with your loved one.
Don't feel as though you are obliged to just get red roses to show your dedication.
On McCauley's website, you will see dozens of different arrangements.
How about Purest Intentions, a bouquet of snowy white seasonal flowers which arrive in a round glass vase?
Or Heartfelt Dream, a dazzling array of roses and lilies in a tall vase?
Or, for the aesthetically minded, Artistic Expression, a unique sculptural arrangement featuring lilies, gerberas and canes of bamboo-like equisetum?
All these arrangements and more can be viewed and ordered from McCauley's website at www.mccauleyspotsand posies.com.au.
It's not just Valentine's Day that McCauley's has covered. There are bouquets for birthdays, new babies, corporate gifts, apologies and condolences.