Like Rose below, I too like saving the flowers from dying - or keep them in their new dried form.
Another way I save Roses is to snip them at the base of the bud and place into a small bowl. Once the water has run dry (and the Rose), its shape is held for keeps within the support of the bowl. You can also float them in a larger bowl too. Enjoy saving the Roses - and maybe share this idea with your flower and art loving friends.