Roses are red - if they don't wilt
Here are some tips for making those dozen long-stemmed roses last (at least longer than that heart-shaped box of truffles will):
*Take the flowers out of the box right away.
*Cut the stems at an angle under water.
*Place flowers in lukewarm water mixed with the packet provided by your florist.
*Keep away from direct light or heat.
*Recut stems and change water daily.