Bloomex is currently running a contest, open to residents of Canada, the United States, and Australia, to let us know why they, or a loved one/friend, deserve a bouquet of free roses this Valentine's Day. You can view the details and enter our contest by clicking here.
My 88 year old mother deserves “roses” more than anyone I know. During my father’s retirement, he tended over 100 rose bushes in the back garden and poured over the catalogues for new purchases. Roses were always in our home. He shared many bouquets with the girls at the bank, the nurses at the hospital, neighbours, the grandchildren’s teachers – everyone. After my father passed away, over time, so too did the roses. Now, there are none. However, when we do have roses in the house, my mother looks at their beauty, smells their perfume and fondly remembers my father and his passion for growing them. It certainly brings love, family and appreciation back to the forefront!
Also, this year I will be away from the city on Valentine’s Day, so a telephone call to my mother will have to do. Thank you for considering this submission.