Swan Valley Flower Farm ready for blooming hard work ahead of Valentine’s Day


Tamara Harrison and Fenia Chiodi from Swan Valley Flower Farm. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d478039
Tamara Harrison and Fenia Chiodi from Swan Valley Flower Farm. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d478039

SWAN Valley Flower Farm will work around the clock to prepare for one of their biggest days of the year.

The farm will create around 2500 bunches of flowers for Valentine’s Day, just for the shops they supply to – as well as hundreds for florists and sales direct to the public.

The farm, which has been running for the past 14 years, has a focus on using local products and is passionate about flowers.

Owner Tony Mercieca said the preparation for Valentine’s Day begun a year in advance.

“The preparation for Valentine’s Day starts 12 months prior in terms of ordering bulbs and growing the flowers,” he said.

“We will start preparing bunches in the two days leading up to Valentine’s Day, to ensure they are as fresh as possible.”

Mr Mercieca said this year the preparation would be that much harder after a mild summer.

“Because of the cooler weather it’s taken longer for the flowers to grow, so there will most definitely be a lot of last minute rushing around trying to get ready but that will also depend on the weather over the next week.”

He said although the favourite was red roses on Valentine’s Day, the farm catered to people who enjoyed a more colourful bunch of flowers.

“We have a range of bouquets available and will be taking orders leading up to the day, but the earlier the better so we can be organised,” he said.

To order flowers from Swan Valley Flower Farm call 92501566 or salesvff@bigpond.com or visit them at 143b Wilson Rd, Middle Swan.

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