A time-honored way to say "I love you" on Valentine's Day is, of course, the rose -- a favorite perennial that remains the perennial favorite. "It imparts an amount of formality. It's not like a hydrangea or sunflower -- it has more of an elegant air to it," says Manhasset Hills-based interior designer Karen Arpino.
Here are five ways to bring home the season's favorite flower, and keep the romance of the rose alive in your house all year long. --Kristin Taveira, special to Newsday