In Hervey Bay, florists locally grow flowers which are hand picked and then transported the store to be arranged. The florist is responsible for the sourcing and arranging of flowers for special events and occasions. Before the flowers are sold or placed into an arrangement they must be cut and refined
so they are presented well. Most florists place their flowers on display in glass vases with water to extend their lifespan. Different flowers also represent different meanings, colours of roses differentiate according to what message the sender would like to portray therefore picking roses for an individual is very personal.