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Flower harvest also hurt by weird summer weather

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Flower farms were greatly affected by the abnormally cool spring and summer this year.

Robert Mitchell who owns The Flower Garden in Yakima says the weather stunted the growth of his flowers.
The poor conditions affected his profit margin, but Mitchell says that his prices stayed fair, and it's still a great time to buy.

"We plant on a schedule, every 2 weeks we plant. And if we get behind, there's no room for the planting that's coming up. It never affected our price but it affected our profit margin," said Mitchell. 

He says he has around 25,000 winter pansies, kale, and others that do great over the winter. They'll even bloom with snow on the ground!