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UPDATED: A Guide to Flowers for Valentine's Day

Pike Nurseries offers tips on what to give, and a Gwinnett florist has some thoughts on video.

Nothing says "Be my Valentine" like flowers. So, as the big day approaches, we thought we'd offer a guide for how to say it best with flowers.

Courtesy of , which knows a thing or two about flowers, here's a tip sheet for which flowers say what. Now you have no excuses.

And the attached video from a florist in Lilburn offers more fun.

Flowers for your "special someone":

Red roses – true love, desire, passionate love

Tulips – perfect love, comfort and warmth

Orchids – luxury, refined beauty

Lilac roses – love at first sight

Carnations – new love, fascination

Gardenias – deep, old-fashioned love

Flowers for your friends:

Yellow roses – friendship, lightheartedness, happiness

Pink roses – caring, gratitude

Orange roses – enthusiasm, warmth, energy

White roses – forgiveness or remembrance

Alstroemeria – friendship and devotion

Peach-colored roses – appreciation

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