Valentine's Day flower delivery put to the test

Valentine's Day flower delivery put to the test


by Anne Yeager

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 12 at 12:09 AM

Valentines Day is almost here, but don't worry, you can still buy flowers online.

But will they turn out as great as they look on the website?

We worked with our sister stations in Norfolk and Seattle. The deal is we all send flowers to each other and see how they turn out.

The three companies we test  are 1-800,, and

So we used 1-800 to send roses to KING reporter Jesse Jones and WVEC reporter Wayne Carter.

We spent $34.99 a dozen.

WVEC reporter Wayne Carter went big.

He ordered us Vera Wang Flowers and sent KING reporter Jesse Jones another nice bouquet.

KING reporter Jesse Jones spent $80 on each dozen and used

So it's judgment day.  How do the flowers look?

WVEC reporter Wayne Carter was less than pleased to see our $34.99 flowers.

"Oh, Anne, I send you Vera Wang flowers and you send me these.  It looks like Jesse loves me more., " said Carter

Both packages sent to KGW were beautiful, although the Vera Wang box was a bit hard to open.

Jesse received his deliveries in Seattle.

He got some surprises, to say the least.

Wayne sent him 18 roses.

"WOW, thanks!, " said Jones.

And our flowers?

"Wow, thanks, " he said sarcastically.

But turns out, one of the flowers fell off.

So what's the lesson?

You get what you pay for.