Business is 'blooming' at a Tucson flower shop

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 17:38:05-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Business is blooming during the pandemic for Mayfield Florist.

Florists are hard at work inside of the design center tackling the surge of orders that have not slowed down since Mother’s Day.

“The online business, increased 100% for Mother's Day than it had been and Mother's Day 2019,” explained Gregory Coleman of Mayfield Florist.

It’s been a family business for Coleman since 1982 and he said he never expected anything like this---especially since their stores were closed for several months.

“We increased the number of units of sending flowers to homes and the types of flowers that we send to the homes have increased significantly during the pandemic. It's definitely the fastest growing aspect of our business---is sympathy to the home,” said Coleman.

Coleman thinks home deliveries and sympathy flowers are up because people are restricted on what they can do to be there for their loved ones.

"People couldn't go visit or get on a plane and come out to Arizona if someone passed. They weren't even doing services,” said Coleman.

He added being the ones to deliver during these trying times is rewarding.

“To know we're taking care of some part of it as much as we can. And with beautiful flowers and plants, I think that sentiment gets sent across and I think, post-pandemic--it'll continue that way,” said Coleman.