Still, some flowers are a fantastic investment. Make that your mantra when you feel you can do without a little floral excitement. I bought four bunches of flowers for my mother's birthday party -- a combination of daisies and yellow and white spider mums -- and they still look fantastic. I bought them on January 24th, people! These flowers have been living in my house for three weeks, with not even a petal shed! I haven't even recut them or changed the water. I just add a little water when I remember.
I was going to ask for flowers for Valentine's Day, but how can I get rid of my cheery yellow and white arrangements? My house is literally full of them. At this point, I am like Kramer driving on E -- I have to see how long they will live, so I will not toss them until they are wilted beyond recognition!