EDEN, Md.- According to the Society of American Florists, Easter is one of the top sales days of the year for flowers. This year the average consumer is expected to spend $10 on flowers, meaning $1 billion in sales. However, the winter is affecting sales.
Brent Malone of "How Sweet It Is" in Eden said that sales have been really depressed because of the cool weather. The suppliers have postponed shipments because surrounding cities are still experiencing snow.
Although there aren't as many flowers to purchase and plant this year, Malone says that its actually a good thing.
"It's actually good for the plants because if it was warmer early on then inevitably we will have some more cold weather before our frost-free date in the first week of May," Malone said.
It may not be a flowery Easter holiday this weekend for some areas, but the flowers are coming soon.
Next week How Sweet It Is is expecting to be fully stocked with fresh spring flowers.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:33:21 GMT
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