Forget (Lil) Green Patch: Now Facebook users can buy real flowers

If you've been on Facebook for even a little while, you already know about the gifts. Every day, among the friend requests, quiz scores, updates and notes, there are usually a few random presents from your various Facebook pals. If you play "Mafia Wars," they may be things like a stabproof vest or a bodyguard; if you gravitate toward the "little green patch," they tend to be strange images of small children dressed as flowers, sort of like what would happen if Anne Geddes took over the Island of Dr. Moreau. The gift options run the gamut from booze to balloons, cats to cocktails, valentines to 'vettes. The one thing they are not, of course, is real.

Until now.