Winter this year was not as bad to Minnesota as last year, but our lack of snow has meant a lack of color. But for the next two weeks, Minnesotans get their fill of flowers at the annual Macy’s Flower Show.
On this Valentine’s Day, millions of people will receive flowers from their sweetheart. It’s a traditional way to show your love on this holiday, and WCCO wanted in on the love fest.
Whether you’ve gotten married, gotten in trouble with your spouse or celebrated Valentine’s day – there’s one thing you need: flowers. And there’s really one name most of us think of: Bachman’s. The man taking the floral gift and garden store into the future still has the last name Bachman. That’s what makes Dale Bachman a Minnesotan to Meet.
It’s safe to say that this year – more than ever – Minnesotans need a taste of spring. And while we’ll have to wait a few more weeks before the weather matches the changing season, winter weary residents will soon have a place to escape.
Inside a huge green house in Lakeville, thousands of poinsettias are being packaged and ready to go. Dale Bachman, president and CEO of Bachman’s Floral, says the plants are destined for the Twin Cities metro area. “Our crop this year is about 85,000 total pots,” Bachman said. The most popular color is red, but Bachman says they have 32 other varieties as well.
The popular symbol for the heart looks nothing like an actual human heart. Of all the flowers in the world, why does a rose symbolize love? And why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14?