"Dad passed away about a year ago. She keeps us all together. It will be a special day hanging out with her, making my dad present for a Mother's Day without him," Ryan Reyes said.
Maritza Portillo says her mother is still her biggest role model.
"She's a woman that's come all the way from El Salvador with my father and they have stayed together. They still are an example for other families to follow," Portillo said.
There is so much to choose from with 45,000 square feet of space
"I'll know it when I see it," Marsha Hurt says. She also celebrates a birthday on Sunday and her wish is to make mom feel special. "Even though on Sunday I'll be 51 she's there for me as if I was 15. I feel like a kid around her."
Some of the most popular flowers this year-- roses, of course.
But orchids are also A huge hit
"Orchids are good because they last a long time. They last months or years depending on how you take care of them," says vendor Anna Mendoza.
But whatever the color or the size of the bouquet, shoppers say it's the heartfelt message that matters most.
"I love you thank you for being there for us. She's always there no matter what," says Brittnay Reyes.
The California flower mall has special hours for Mother's Day weekend. It is open at 4:30 AM Saturday morning and will remain open until 7 PM on Sunday night. It is located at 825 S. San Pedro St. in Downtown LA.
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