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Roses are red, violets are blue: Local florist preps for Valentine's Day

Erica Dischino / Tribune Designing floral arrangements is a passion for Lora Miller, a florist at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar. “It’s fun to be innovative and try new things with how leaves and flowers can be arranged,” Miller said. “I’m doing something different everyday.” 1 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Lora Miller fixes the store’s sign Monday outside of Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar. Miller encourages customers to call in advance when ordering their floral arrangement for Valentine’s Day to ensure they can meet all of their needs. 2 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Lora Miller answers a customer call at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar. Miller, who has been working at the nursery for around 15 years, said that mid-February around Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year. 3 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Lora Miller, a florist at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar, brings up flowers from the basement of the nursery. Miller said they order certain flowers that will keep longer and place them in the basement to keep them fresher.4 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Stems of flowers rest on the counter Monday before being placed in an arrangement at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar. Miller said she encourages customers to try new things, especially for Valentine’s Day. “A lot of buyers will play it safe and stick to what they know,” she said. “It can be fun to experiment with colors and types of flower.” 5 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Thank you cards hang above the sink Monday at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar. Lora Miller, a florist at the nursery, said as a florist “you are there for some of the most important moments in people’s lives - weddings, funerals, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day.” 6 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Lora Miller is reflected on refrigerator glass as she makes an arrangement for Valentine’s Day at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar. The refrigerator helps keep flowers fresh, but Miller said most of their flowers are purchased closer to when customers would pick them up to ensure freshness. 7 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Lora Miller, a florist at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar, mixes plant food and water in a vase before beginning a floral arrangement.8 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Lora Miller, a florist at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar, holds a floral arrangement she made in preparation for Valentine’s Day. She said she paired the holiday’s traditional flowers, like the red roses, with succulents so customers could opt for "a modern twist." 9 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Lora Miller, a florist at Stacy’s Nursery in Willmar, prepares a floral arrangement for Valentine’s Day Monday at the nursery in Willmar. Miller said most of their arrangements are custom-made for each buyer. 10 / 10

WILLMAR — Valentine's Day is one of the busiest times of year for Lora Miller, a florist at Stacy's Nursery in Willmar.

This year, Miller, who has been working at the nursery for around 15 years, said she plans to put a modern twist on traditional floral arrangements for the day of love.

Miller said she tells buyers to try new things, especially for Valentine's Day. "A lot of clients will play it safe and stick to what they know," she said. "It can be fun to experiment with colors and types of flower."

Stacy's Nursery will also be selling cupcakes made by Cake 'n Sweets by Sarah to pair with Valentine's Day floral arrangements.

Miller encourages customers to call in advance to order their floral arrangement for the holiday to ensure they can meet all of their needs.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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