Since 1996, her Danville, KY floral shop, Molly’s Flowers and Things, has often been called upon to preserve the rose garland that is draped over the winning horse. The shop has a freeze-drying machine big enough to handle the 10-foot-long, 40-pound blanket made by Kroger floral designers with more than 400 roses.
Friends and family tease Jacobus on Derby Day because, while they are concentrating on the race, she focuses on where the owner lives, and how she will get the preserved flowers to them.
“We love it if somebody in Kentucky wins, because we can drive it to Versailles or I can drive it to Lexington,” Jacobus said. “But we’ve had to ship them to Tokyo one year, and we’ve shipped them to California a couple of times.”
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