Flower shop owners in Turkey, who have begun preparing for this year's Mother's Day, set to be celebrated on May 14, have initiated the process of adorning their shops with a wide variety of flowers, ranging from tulips, roses, and orchids to potted plants.
Discussing the ongoing preparations, Emin Çimen, the president of the Ankara Chamber of Florists and Craftsmen, told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Tuesday that the arrangements for the holiday commenced a month ago.
Çimen noted that some 16 trucks of flowers were imported, particularly for this holiday, while 35 trucks of flowers were shipped within the country. Listing the most preferred flower types ahead of the holiday as tulips, roses, lilies, orchids, and potted plants, Çimen said that craft specialists have started preparations by equipping their shops with cut flowers.
Çimen also pointed out that there will not be any hike in flower prices during the internationally marked holiday, which this year coincides with pending presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey.
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