Chester’s Flowers was proud to participate in this year’s Petal It Forward event, alongside over 600 other nationwide participants, representing every state in the US, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico!
To prep for the big day we first received over 5,000 stems of fresh cut flowers from our generous wholesalers! Then we got to work, assembly-line style, creating over 800 bouquets, in seven different styles.
We cleaned, cut, prepped, assembled, and wrapped over 1500 carnations, 200 Gerbera daisies, 700 pom poms, 550 roses, 60 lilies, 170 sunflowers, and 450 spider mums!
Morning of the big day we loaded up the vans and headed out to high-traffic spots all over the Greater Utica area! Almost everyone here at Chester’s had a shift handing out our beautiful blooms to unsuspecting recipients. We had a blast spreading smiles and it seemed like everyone who petaled it forward did too!
Our favorite part is seeing where the bouquets end up when the initial recipients petal it forward! Thank you for posting to social media and sharing the love! Til next time!