Flowers can cheer people up, and they might just do that in these tough economic times. That's what retailers are banking on this holiday season, but they're not leaving it to chance. They're doing a number of things to remind customers they can provide quality plants, flowers, arrangements and decorations at appealing prices. And they're optimistic. Particularly in hard times, consumers tend to allow themselves small luxuries. What's more, people are staying closer to home this year. ...

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