Hi, I’m Rebecca Cole for howdini.com. Rose prices double the week before Valentine’s Day so I’m going to give you some tips on how to get the best bang for your buck.
Roses come in ten different grades and many different lengths. The higher the grade, the higher the price. A low grade rose like this one, for instance, you might get at a grocery store is not even bred to open. It will never blossom. Now a beautiful rose like this that you would get at a florist that has a big, gorgeous head and is going to open beautifully might cost you anywhere from eight to fifteen dollars per rose. And then of course the longer the stem the more you’ll pay too. If you want a very good quality rose, for instance, order it from a florist, but ask for a shorter stem. Now if you don’t want to spend a lot of money for your flowers, but you still want roses, then mix them with some other flowers like carnations, ranunculous, tulips, but do remember that all red flowers are going to cost you more on Valentine’s Day.
If you’re ordering flowers to a Valentine that lives in your town, the order your flowers locally, and if you’re ordering flowers online remember that the shipping will cost you extra. Also, ask for no filler. Green, that’s okay, but baby’s breath, very uncool. So, remember you get what you pay for.