WHAT WE ORDERED Seventy-two loose stems of hot pink "Yves Piaget" garden roses ($169). We had enough to make eight small centerpieces.

PACKAGING Our blooms arrived in a standard oblong florist's box. Although the flowers looked sleepy, they perked up nicely once they were put in water.

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