Supply shortages are making business difficult for florists across the US as they enter their busiest time of the year, reports KAAL TV.
The pandemic has slowed suppliers down and Mindy Hedberg, owner of Huckleberry Floral Design and Gift in Dodge Center, told KAAL TV that some changes to order have been made because some flowers are hard to track down. The growing process can’t be rushed, so all there is left to do for florists is wait.
“As we get better – more immunizations and so forth like that, production will continue to get higher and higher and greater and greater. Hopefully, it will catch up to demand because demand has been good,” Renning’s Flowers’ owner Phil Schroeder told KAAL TV.
As a result several local growers are seeing an increase in business, WYMT-TV, reports. “While many florists across the nation have seen shortages in flowers, local growers in Kentucky have actually been seeing an increase in business, as many people find new ways to get flowers just in time for Mother’s Day.”
“For local growers, the shortages have only been in finding some specific seeds along with eucalyptus plants that would have normally been grown in January. Because local growers haven’t seen as big of an impact”, Carly Reed, owner of In Bloom Flower Farm told WYMT-TV that her flower farm, along with others around the area, have been growing during this flower shortage for florists, and this new growth has changed flower farms from not only providing for businesses but individuals as well.