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The thorny issue of Valentine’s Day rose pricing

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If anyone knows a thing or two about buying roses, it’s John Sullivan, a man who’s given his wife Sally roses on every Valentine’s Day for more than 40 years.

Sullivan, 68, a buyer’s real estate agent from Cheverly, Md., tackles the annual price run-up by getting his blooms at the warehouse store Costco, where he said it costs him about $25 for a dozen.

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