Mother's Day means busy season for Carle Place-based 1-800-Flowers.

Here are facts you may not have known about the Long Island company, including the top-selling flowers for the holiday, more about chief executive Jim McCann and other historical information.

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One fact we can give away here: The company's roots go back to Manhattan's East Side.

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