PERFECT POSY: Wisteria Blue owner Heather Pollock and Louise Ingram and India Pizzirani are preparing for Mother's Day.
PERFECT POSY: Wisteria Blue owner Heather Pollock and Louise Ingram and India Pizzirani are preparing for Mother's Day. Meghan Kidd

The perfect posy for a mother this May

IF the flowers in Wisteria Blue don't brighten your day, then owner Heather Pollock certainly will.

Ms Pollock greets everyone inside her store at Kawana Shoppingworld with a smile and her raucous sense of humour as she helps them share their loving sentiments with a bunch of flowers.

Originally from Scotland, Ms Pollock has been in floristry for more than 18 years.

She opened her Maroocyhdore florist in Sunshine Plaza in 2009, then followed with her second in Kawana in 2013.

She has now opened a third, Feel Good Flowers, in recent weeks, opposite the new Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.

She is gearing up for what those in the florist business bank as the biggest day of the year: Mother's Day.

"There are more mothers than lovers," Ms Pollock said with a laugh.

"Most people assume Valentine's Day is the biggest, but Mother's day is three days - we have people sending flowers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday," she said.

This Sunday, Ms Pollock and her happy helpers will create beautiful arrangements that will go out in the plenty.

She said Mother's Day was special, because not only do people send flowers to their mothers, but all the women in their lives.

"A lot of people come in and buy for their aunt, sisters, or a husband might buy for his mother and for his wife," she said.

She said in all her years as a florist, she continued to be blown away by beautiful sentiments.

"There was one a couple of years ago, it was lovely," she said.

"This little boy came in and bought three chrysanthemums, the Mother's Day flower.

"It was four in the afternoon and he hand picked the best three.

"Lots of kids come in and just buy one flower."

Senior florist Louise Ingram said native flowers were her top pick, but for Mother's Day, pastels always packed a pretty punch.

"Anything that's light and pretty," Ms Ingram said.

"It's lovely working here, we get lots of special moments," she said.

Ms Pollock prided her work on local flowers, with no imports.

"I'm a farmer's daughter," she said.

"We need to keep those flower farms alive.

"There used to be 57 rose growers in Australia and now there is only 27.

"They (the flowers) stay fresh, and we regularly

ring up to get deliveries daily."

Wisteria Blue will be open all weekend for Mother's Day.


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