Sea of flowers: The memorial to the victims of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe siege continued to expand in Martin Place on Wednesday. Photo: Peter Rae “Today we sold out in about two minutes”: Glasshouse florist owner Tracey Hemus prepares flowers on Wednesday. Photo: Brendon Thorne
Outpouring: Hundreds are lining up to sign the condolence books at Martin Place. Photo: Peter Rae
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Florists say they are selling out of flowers in minutes as the incredible outpouring of emotion continues in Martin Place.
Glasshouse Florist owner Tracey Hemus said people of all ages and backgrounds had bought flowers. Well-wishers have also been calling from around Australia, asking her to place bouquets on their behalf on the Martin Place memorial to the victims of the Lindt cafe siege.
Ms Hemus sold out of flowers early on Tuesday, with people choosing instead to buy teddy bears and fake flowers. Some were even asking if they could take stems.
“It was busier than Valentine’s Day and that’s saying something. It was hard to keep it together, it was an emotional day. It was just overwhelming,” Ms Hemus said.
Flowers on Martin Place had no flowers left this morning, but a steady stream of people were still asking when there would be more stock.
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