Did you receive a gift of flowers on Valentine's Day? If so, there are some things you can do to keep them fresh for an extended period. Reader's Digest has collected "8 Ways to Make Flowers Last Longer," which has some pretty unusual suggestions!
Once flowers start to fade, you can pull out the good ones and rearrange them simply in the Japanese way known as ikebana. We have Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging [745.92252 KUB] to show you how.
Or, you can pull out some of the better ones and dry them for use later in dried flower arrangements or wreaths. The are several books on dried flowers in the 745.92 section.