Madhu Menon wrote: > 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? :) Call your local florist for ideas. Some flowers last longer than others and some wilt the next day. It all depends on how they were handled up to the time you got them. We usually get carnations since they last for weeks and take a lot of abuse. Some of the fresh flowers from our farmers market in season only last three or four days. We usually cut the stems at an angle and change the water every other day or so. I don't know if the additives work that well. It probably also depends on the type of flower. You might also ask any beautiful woman in your restaurant about it. Could be a good way to start a conversation. Enjoy, Roger -- Visit http://www.misshunt.com/ for fun and creative items including the famous Clean/Dirty dishwasher magnet, now available in velcro.