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Mother Nature Impacting Florists On Valentine's Day

Updated: Friday, February 14 2014, 07:47 AM CST

Mother Nature has sent a curve ball to florists nationwide. Many in the northeast won't be able to deliver Valentine's Day bouquets because of all the snow. Here in Texas, florists are being affected on a smaller scale. Benoit Ballon, owner of King Florist on W. Koenig Lane in Austin says he's had some flower shipments cancelled from Chicago because it was too cold to cut the flowers. Luckily, that's the worst of it all. In fact, our chilly weather has set the perfect backdrop for delivery day. Ballon says the cooler temperatures keep the flowers from wilting.

Time is running out to buy a bouquet for your loved one. Ballon says on Valentine's Day the latest you should call in an order for delivery should be 1:00 pm because florists don't want to be delivering to your house past 7:00 pm. At King Florist you can pick up arrangements as late as 6:00 pm. It's important for you to have an idea of what you want to buy and the price range, because Ballon says while you're deciding, others are purchasing and those arrangements may no longer be available by the time you're ready to order.

Ballon suggests getting unique with your bouquets and says you don't always have to pick red roses on Valentine's Day. He also recommends you trust your florist to create textural and colorful arrangements and lastly always have a budget in mind.

King Florist is located at 1806 W. Koening Lane in Austin. You can reach Ballon and his staff at (512) 453-6633.

By Ashley Miller


Mother Nature Impacting Florists On Valentine's Day

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