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A guys guide to flowers


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A guys guide to flowers

Madeline Trait

Valentine's day is around the corner and what do women (and some men) love? Flowers.

Below are a few tips for those guys who need a little help. 

  1. Flowers are not practical.....but they are beautiful and thoughtful. The fact that they are not a practical gift makes them all that more special to the recipient. 
  2. Flowers lift your mood, it's a proven fact. Why do you think flowers are the universal sign for "I'm sorry, please forgive me."
  3. Roses are not created equal. Most roses are imported from South America, choose local and seasonal blooms and show that you can think outside the box.
  4. The bigger the bouquet the better. See #1, shows how much you can let go on this non practical gift. 
  5. If you really want to look like a steller boyfriend, husband or friend. Get flowers for no occasion at all, just because you care. Believe me, it will be worth it.
  6. When selecting flowers, choose a color and request seasonal. This way your florist can choose the best quality flowers of the season but the color gives her/him a place to start. 

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