Anyone who's ever grown roses of their own knows full well that roses are not in season in North America during the month of February. In fact, it's in January or February of each year that most gardeners prune and defoliate their roses - some, almost clear to the ground. So along comes this tradition of giving your sweetie a beautiful bouquet of roses on Valentine's Day, only to find that the prices are insanely high due to the fact their they're all imported from either South America or Africa!
Hmm... conspiracy, anyone?
Here's a photo of our non-blooming rose garden - just a week before Valentine's Day. Ain't no flowers coming out of this garden any time soon. Try May, or April at best.