Bice's Florist Offers Six-Foot Epic Roses for Valentine's Day 2010

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Bice's Florist offers rare six-foot-tall roses for Valentine's Day 2010. Bice's expects the ruby red Epic Roses to be as popular as in previous years and encourages sweethearts to order them before they sell out.

The Epic Roses perfectly illustrate the old saying that everything's bigger in Texas

On average, 189 million roses are sold on Valentine's Day, meaning that millions of sweethearts across the country receive dozens of elegant bunches to display in their homes and offices. A few lucky sweethearts, though, will receive an even grander display this Valentine's Day--six-foot-tall Epic Roses with massive ruby red blooms.

Bice's Florist in Fort Worth is one of only a few florists in the United States that offers these unique flowers. They began selling the Epic Roses two years ago and the flowers have proven so popular that Bice's is offering them for Valentine's Day 2010. The roses will be available for delivery beginning the second week of February and ending on February 14. "The Epic Roses perfectly illustrate the old saying that everything's bigger in Texas," says Bice's owner Keith Riewe, "That is a huge part of their appeal. They are so unusual and eye-catching that they sell out very quickly, so customers who are interested in ordering should not hesitate."

Traditional vases cannot stand up to the Epic Roses--the only way to display them in a standard vase would be to cut the stems, which would take away from their immense appeal. Bice's offers special vases that stand three-feet-tall and allow the roses to retain all of their intended grandeur.

The extremely rare and completely organic Epic Roses are grown in the rich soil at the base of the Andes in Ecuador. This region sits at the equator, so the roses benefit from intense sunlight and cool nights year-round. Ecuador and the neighboring Colombia have come to dominate the rose-growing industry in recent years, but unlike most of the roses produced there, the Epic Roses are harvested nearly one month later than normal. This extra time on the bush is what allows these flowers to reach their 72-inch height and is what gives them their 3-by-3-inch buds (regular roses, by contrast, are only about 28-inches tall with a bud that is about an inch-and-a-half wide).

Customers may pick up the Epic Roses at Bice's as long as they have a vehicle that is large enough to transport the flowers. However, Bice's encourages customers to have the flowers delivered: "One of our skilled florists attends every Epic Rose delivery we make and assembles the arrangement on site," says Riewe. "Watching your arrangement come together is part of the excitement of receiving these incredible flowers. By sending someone Epic Roses you give them more than just a gift--you give them an entire show."

About Bice's Florist
Bice's Florist, a landmark in the suburban Fort Worth area since 1974, has been recognized as a Top 100 Florist in the United States for more than 20 consecutive years. Bice's commitment to the highest standards of quality in product, design, service and presentation deliver enduring value to our customers. For more information, call Bice's at 800-848-0209, or visit us at http://www.bices.com.    

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