Lifestyle

Chrysanthe-mum's the word

Crystal Creek Flowers owner Janelle Wright with some of her flowers.
Crystal Creek Flowers owner Janelle Wright with some of her flowers. John Gass

TWEED flower growers are ramping up for one of the busiest days of the year this Sunday.

Crystal Creek Flowers owner Janelle Wright said chrysanthemums were the biggest sellers from the company's roadside flower business leading up to Mother's Day.

"It's a traditional Mother's Day flower," Mrs Wright said

"It's the busiest time of the year. We plant about 500 seedlings a week.

"We planted in the second week of January to have the flowers ready for Mother's Day."

Although Mrs Wright sells a lot of chrysanthemums her favourite flower is the rose although the flower farmer does not grow any on the two-acre property.

"We offer about 17 varieties of flowers and we trial new ones as well," she said.

"The hardest for us to grow are the lilies."

Many Tweed residents would see Mrs Wright's flower shop on the roadside of Tweed Valley Way.

"It's my business and my sole income," Ms Wright said.

"It's a lot of work and can be really challenging."

Ms Wright always grew vegetables but when the family business was passed to her she moved her focus to flowers.

Topics:  flowers, mother's day


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Phishers targeted my bank account

BE WARY: First-hand account of cyber theft using a PayPal account.

First-hand account of cyber theft using a PayPal account.

Jason flying high with new role at Ipswich Jets

NEW ROLE: Former Hawks coach Jason Cubit has been appointed CEO of Jets Rugby League Club.

Jason Cubit is 'jet'-ting into a new role

ACCC to host beef and cattle industry forum

CLOSER LOOK: The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission will host a forum into the cattle and beef industry.

ACCC to host forum about cattle and beef industry.

Latest deals and offers

CEO ends four-decade career

AFTER 40 years of serving numerous communities, the CEO of Lockyer Valley Regional Council Ian Flint says now it is time to serve his family.

Phishers targeted my bank account

BE WARY: First-hand account of cyber theft using a PayPal account.

First-hand account of cyber theft using a PayPal account.

Jason flying high with new role at Ipswich Jets

NEW ROLE: Former Hawks coach Jason Cubit has been appointed CEO of Jets Rugby League Club.

Jason Cubit is 'jet'-ting into a new role

ACCC to host beef and cattle industry forum

CLOSER LOOK: The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission will host a forum into the cattle and beef industry.

ACCC to host forum about cattle and beef industry.

Poets liven breakfast

POETS’ CORNER: Poet and MC Denleigh Stenzel with Poets in the Park organiser Greg Farr.

Don't miss the fun of Marburg's annual poets' breakfast.

Community enjoys Prenzlau Pride Car Show

A well-looked after Chrysler ute at the Prenzlau Pride car show.

A massive line up of cars attended the Prenzlau Pride car show

Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer join Gympie Muster bill

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at CMC Rocks in March 2016.

AWARD-winning singers star in third line-up announcement.

Beyonce is better than Beethoven according to your dog

Sony research shows that dogs prefer Top 40 over classical.

Research commissioned by Sony shows that dogs like Top 40 more than classical.

Kevin Walters has done his homework on Moylan

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Coach Kevin Walters during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session on May 29, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Qld Couch Kevin Walters is aware of NSW fullback.

Tribute to Cameron Smith on 37 games

Broncos and former QLD coach Wayne Bennett.

Broncos and former QLD coach plus past and present players talk about Cameron...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked