One of the most common complaints about flowers is that they don’t last very long. That can be true if you buy cheap flowers from a supermarket or low-end florist. But if you by good flowers, they can look great for weeks. Take this bouquet. Heuer’s – a 35-year-old florist in downtown Eureka – sent these to Amy’s local book signing on February 4. Eight days later, they still look great, and I’ve enjoyed having them in the house while Amy’s away. I promise you I’ve done nothing to them – I didn’t cut the stems or change the water. I haven’t added flower food or removed wilting petals.