Prices for flowers up a bit ahead of Valentine's Day

The frigid weather could make for a flowerless Valentine's Day for some.

Supplies are down in some areas.

Frost destroyed crops in Columbia, a country that supplies roses to many american florists.

Stacy Ellison shows you if this will affect bouquet deliveries across the Bluegrass.

This is not what rose growers want to see in the weeks prior to Valentine's Day.

Frost destroyed ten percent of Columbia's roses set for worldwide distribution.

Analysts feared that could mean fewer roses at higher prices.

As for growers, they hoped romance would triumph.

Augusto Solano, a rose grower says,"these are affordable luxuries and small indulgences that I think that even in the worst crisis they are something you should give to cheer your loved one up."

At ESH Florist the frost has been a very minor factor whether it be in pricing or in availability.

In fact, Valentine's preparations are in full swing here and business is good.

3 extra designers and 5 extra drivers are in to keep up with the season' s demand.

And as for the roses, Hein says they have plenty of standard reds and pinks.

"They are coming in beautifully. We've had freezes in the area but our farms haven't been bothered much."

Hein says, because of frosty weather, there are fewer specialty varieties available.

"These fragrant, peony style. The wholesaler said they were good to get in my one box!"

Hein says prices are up a bit, about 10 dollars a dozen.

But this isn't due to any frost driven prices increases.


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