“With the growers and importers, we know product is tight and it started during COVID. Crops were pulled and there was no one to plant the crops,” says world-renowned floral artist Deborah De La Flor.
De La Flor owns De La Flor FLowers and Gardens on Stirling Road in Cooper City.
She says buyers need to be flexible because not every type of flower is available. Arrangements may cost more as well.
The weather has been a factor too in South America where much of the flowers are grown.
“It’s cold and rainy in Colombia and Ecuador. Hydrangeas are hard to come by. There is product but you have to choose what will work for you.” she says
It helps that her store in Cooper CIty is just a van ride away from Miami International Airport, the flower gateway of the Americas, where nearly all flowers distributed around the country begin their journey.