Eileen Johnson offers tips for keeping roses, tulips and peonies looking fresh in bouquets. I very rarely use bouquets of fresh flowers in my home, although I love them, because my cat Shadow is always trying to eat the flowers. He will delicately reach out and nibble on a petal, and then he jerks back, pulling the entire vase over and dumping flowers and water everywhere. I’m pretty sure Eileen would not recommend this as a way to keep flower bouquets fresh. My solution has been to buy various fake flowers and change them seasonally.