Flower Buyers Converge On California Flower Mall For Mother’s Day Arrangements

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ADOPTION FOR OUR "PETS 2 LOVE " SEGMENT ON OUR SISTER STATION CBS 2.

REBECCA: A HOT SPOT ON MOTHER'S DAY IS THE FLOWER MALL IN DOWNTOWN LA.

AMY: AND THAT'S WHERE WE FIND JOY BENEDICT THIS MORNING WHERE SHE IS GETTING THE FRESHEST FLOWERS FOR MOM.

HELLO, JOY.

IT SOUNDS REALLY BUSY.

REPORTER: IT IS.

LET ME GET OUT OF THE WAY.

YES, WE ARE LIVE RIGHT NOW AT THE CALIFORNIA FLOWER MALL AND YOU CONCEAL OF THE FLOWERS AND OF COURSE ALL OF THE PEOPLE.

LOOK OVER HERE AND SEE THE CROWDS WE HAVE THAT HAVE INCREASED IN THE LAST HOUR OR SO.

I WOULD YOU SHOW YOU SOME THESE FLOWERS.

THESE ARE THE WHOLESALE FLOWERS, TWO DOZEN RUNNING ABOUT $15, BUT WHAT FOLKS ARE REALLY HERE TO GET HIS OVER HERE ON AND THIS IS THE BOUQUETS ALREADY PREPARED.

HOW MUCH IS THIS ONE? $50 FOR THE FULLY PREPARED BOUQUET WITH THE ROSES AND THEY ARE SELLING OUT.

LOOK AT THE EMPTY CONTAINERS WE HAVE DOWN HERE.

NONETHELESS, FOLKS AT THE CALIFORNIA FLOWER MALL HAVE BEEN HERE ALL MORNING AND ALL NIGHT.

IN FACT, THEY HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE YESTERDAY AND WE HAD BEEN OUT HERE.

IF YOU WANT TO SHOW SOME OF THE VIDEO WITH THE GOOD CLOSE-UPS OF THE OPTIONS YOU HAVE.

THEY OPENED YESTERDAY MORNING AT 4:30 A.

M.

AND HAVE BEEN OPEN CONTINUOUSLY SELLING THOUSANDS OF FLOWERS.

OF COURSE, FOR MOTHER'S DAY.

THAT GOT YOUR LIFE, A LOT OF PEOPLE ROAMING AROUND AND TRYING TO GET SOMEONE TO GO ON CAMERA, BUT EVERY ONE IS FEELING CAMERA SHY.

ARE YOU ARE HEREBY FLOWERS FOR YOUR MOM? WHERE ARE YOU FROM? FONTANA.

REPORTER: WHY COME DOWN HERE? CHEAPER, BETTER PRICES.

REPORTER: BETTER VALUE FOR YOUR MOM? YES.

REPORTER: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE OPTIONS? MANY OPTIONS.

REPORTER: DID YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE THE ONLY ONE AT 7:00 A.

M.

? NO, I WAS NOT SURPRISED.

REPORTER: WIDE BY MOM FLOWERS, WHY NOT CHOCOLATES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT? IT'S A SPECIAL DAY.

REPORTER: SPECIAL MOMS DESERVE SPECIAL FLOWERS.

YES PUBLIC HOPE I DON'T RUIN YOUR SURPRISE.

CERTAINLY A LOT OF ACTIVITY GOING ON AND IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET DOWN HERE AND GIVE MOM A BOUQUET.

THEY ARE OPEN UNTIL 7:00 P.

M.

TONIGHT, SO NO EXCUSES.

AMY, IS YOUR HUSBAND OR THE KIDS COMING OUT HERE? AMY: I DON'T KNOW.

YOU MIGHT SEE THEM.

YOU NEVER KNOW.

MAKE SURE THEY GET A GREAT BOUQUET, JOY.