Is your chapter looking for a new fundraiser?  Valentine Flower Sales are
always a good money maker and can be done several different ways.

Sample 1 - Sell "preorders" on bud vases once school gets back in January,
only order supplies for items that are presold or you could order a few
extras for items to be sold that day.  Then have your students create the
bud vase as a great hands on class project to distribute on Valentine's

Sample 2 - Order single stem roses and carnations to sell on Valentine's
Day.  Set up stations in the hallways, lobby, or lunchroom so students in
the school can purchase on Valentine's Day.

Or there are lots of other ways you could make a great Valentine
fundraiser.  *If you need help teaching design aspects or bow making, I
would be more than happy to come work with your classes.*

The below prices are just *estimated flower cost* from JD Royers Wholesale
in Perry which delivers all over central GA, areas 3 and 4.  I have listed
their contact information as well as others wholesalers that would be
excellent to work with at the bottom of this email.

*Most Valentine Flowers orders would need to be made by calling the
wholesale florist by the 3rd week in January!*

*Red or Pink Roses* - $1.75 each
*Any other color rose* - $1.50 each
*Red, White, or Pink Carnations* - $0.45 each
*Leatherleaf Greenery*(you put 3 stems to a vase) - $48.95 a case - there
are 25 bunches in a case with 25 stems in each bunch making them about
$0.08 a stem
*Vases* - $19.95 a case with 24 vases to a case making them about $0.83
cents a piece
*Ribbon* - $6.00 for 100 yards and you use about 2 yards per bow making
each bow about $0.12
*Baby Breath* - you can use 1 stem 2 or 3 times times  - $9.00 for 10 stems
making baby breath about $0.45

Bud Vase total with 1 red rose - around $3.39 - 3.50 which could be sold
for $10-$15
Bud Vase total with 3 red roses - $6.89 - $7.00 which could be sold for $20
Bud Vase total with 3 carnations - $2.99 - which could be sold for $7 - $10
Single Stem Roses - sell for about $5 each
Single Stem Carnations - sell for about $2-3 each

Local Wholesale Florist - *
JD Royer Wholesale in Perry
Ask for Brenda - 478-987-9960

Davis Wholesale in Macon
Ask for Stewart - 478-742-3637

Hornbuckles in Macon - (478) 746-3245
Hornbuckles in Lyons - (912) 526-8105


If you have any other questions or concerns please let me know!

Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
1005 State University Drive,  Box 4060
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
cell - 478-973-4071
  fax - 478-825-6980