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Comparison shopper / Valentine's Day flowers

The scent of a rose, the cheery colors of a cut-flower bouquet and the elegance of an artfully arranged vase of blooms. These are the living symbols of Valentine's Day love. If you want to send a bud to your best buddie, check with your local florist. Here is a random sampling of area flower shops. And if you prefer a different arrangement, send your floral tribute to our blog at www.buffalonews.com/moneysmart.

-- James E. Brennan

*Florist: Flowers by Nature, 82 Elm St., East Aurora

One long-stem rose: $4.50

Rose with baby's breath, fern and ribbon: $10.95

Dozen roses: $74.95 in box or $84.95 in vase

Floral assortment: $19.95 for 12-tulip bouquet to $34.95 for cut-flower bouquet

Delivery charge: $6.95 to $12.95

Best deal: $74.95 for "Love Stimulus" package of dozen roses, plus certificate for six free roses in August

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*Florist: Hess Brothers, 28 Main St., Hamburg

One long-stem rose: $5.95

Rose with baby's breath, fern and ribbon: $5.95

Dozen roses: $69.95 in box or vase

Floral assortment: $19.95 with stuffed animal to $100 for roses in crystal vase

Delivery charge: $7.95 to $10.95

Best deal: $49.95 for "Forever Yours" with vase, chocolates and "I Love You" balloon

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*Florist: North Park, 1514 Hertel Ave., Buffalo

One long-stem rose: $5

Rose with baby's breath, fern and ribbon: $6.50

Dozen roses: $55 in box or $65 in vase

Floral assortment: $25 for mixed bouquet to $35 for Valentine vase and plush animal

Delivery charge: $5 to $7

Best deal: $45 for multi-colored roses in vase to $99.99 for "The Works," red roses, chocolates and bear

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*Florist: Sherwood Florist, 458 Oliver St., North Tonawanda

One long-stem rose: $6

Rose with baby's breath, fern and ribbon: $7.50

Dozen roses: $72 in box or $88 in vase

Floral assortment: $30 mixed assortment to $42.95 for tulips in heart-shaped vase

Delivery charge: $6 to $8

Best deal: $30 for Valentine bouquet (free balloon if booked by Tuesday) to $40 for bouquet and silver box filled with bath beads

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*Florist: Trillium Courtyard, 2195 Kensington Ave., Snyder

One long-stem rose: $7

Rose with baby's breath, fern and ribbon: $7

Dozen roses: $85 to $100 for Deluxe Dozen in vase

Floral assortment: $42 for "Sweet Thoughts" roses, heart-shaped grass and chocolate bears to $52.95 for "Be My Love" roses and white lilies with stuffed animal

Delivery charge: $7.50 to $13

Best deal: $45 for "Hot Lips," 10 red tulips in red vase with Lindt cherry-chili dark chocolates

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