A Rose By Any Other Price…

Over at Judy’s Book they’ve put together a comprehensive price guide to that all but necessary Valentine’s Day bouquet of long-stemmed roses. They called 143 florists all over the nation asking the price of a dozen long-stemmed roses and some tips for ensuring delivery on the 14th. Some interesting findings:

• Roses cost an average of $50 in Philadelphia, but $100 in New York City.

• It pays to shop around, as prices can vary wildly even in just one city.

• Order early, but not too early, to get the best deals. Feb 3 seems like a good day.

Don’t forget to make sure your Valentine prefers roses. Some of us are partial to daisies. —MEGHANN MARCO

Valentine’s Day Roses [Judy’s Book]