While we'd never complain (too loudly) about receiving flowers for Valentine's Day, there's also really nothing that says "lack of imagination" quite like a dozen long-stemmed red roses, most likely bought at the corner store on the way home. Of course, we all know by now that sometimes to get what you really want, you have to do some of the research for your sweetie, which is precisely what we've done right here. After the jump, we've rounded up the most stellar of local florists and, along with them, their dreamiest creations that are anything but meh-inducing basic. From bountiful numbers featuring lush accessories (ostrich feathers, anyone?) to the most romantic bundles of sweet peas and succulents, our roundup is sure to please even the pickiest of valentines. Just not-so-subtly slide this guide to whoever is doing the ordering and try to save your “oohs” and “aahs” for when they arrive at your door.
Photo: Courtesy of Sharla Flock Designs