Madhu Menon asked about keeping cut flowers: >>Suppose one had received a nice basket of flowers and one >>were botanically challenged, how would one keep the flowers >>alive and fresh as long as possible? >>Any tips, guys? :) (1) Find a really really pretty girl you would like to know better, and ask her for help. Then later also ask for her number and a date. (2) Something about cutting the stems diagonally, pulling off a bunch of leaves and putting them in lukewarm water with a bit of sugar. (3) http://magazines.ivillage.com/countryliving/garden/gdecorate/articles/0, ,406064_636951-2,00.html I still say step (1) is the best option! HTH, RonL.