US (TX): Local florist hopes to blossom through challenges ahead of the Valentine's Day rush

Faith Reyes, a resident of Corpus Christi, started her flower shop in 2020, and since she is dealing with several challenges, she tells Kris 6 news., First, when she just opened her shop COVID-19 hit.

"I left my job, and two weeks later, we were quarantined. So, there was no going back to work after that, and I've just had to persevere and push forward," Rodriguez said.

In the last three years, she's had to battle ongoing issues like inflation, floral shortages, and shipping delays.

During that time, many flower farm's crops were discarded because of the uncertainty, and new crops weren't planted. Pandemic-related supply chain issues, labor shortages, and poor weather conditions in major areas of the country caused a global shortage of flowers.

In response to the continued issues, she's been advising customers to order products early to ensure products arrive on time. Rodriguez said they've started receiving orders for Valentine's Day, and they are gearing up for the busy weeks ahead.

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