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Roses are red, violets are blue, and when you upload your Valentine's Day bouquet to Instagram, add that #nofilter caption, too. However you may feel about this holiday, you have to admit that there are perks, and propping up a gorgeous arrangement of colorful, wonderful-smelling blooms on your bedside table or office desk during the dead of winter is one of them. (Whether they're gifted by someone else or yourself is a secret that no one has to know).
We reached out to seven local florists for their take on the Valentine's Day bouquet that will garner the most likes when it's uploaded to your Instagram feed, and got options ranging from an elevated look for traditional roses to arrangements ready for a trip down the aisle. Click through the photos above for inspiration of what you can pick up before February 14th — info on where these are from can be found in the captions — and be sure to check out our guide on where to buy flowers in New York City beforehand.