Reason #546,019 why I love NYC... You can find the most spectacular roses, in practically every color under the sun and for a mere $10-$12. They peak out at you from every other street corner, stacked on wooden bleachers brightening up the facades of delis and supermarkets; just begging to be taken home. And, they seem to last forever. This batch lasted for nearly two weeks before they started to well, smell totally awful. Why does rose water stink so badly? Anyway, look forward to some DIY flower arranging posts in the very near future!