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flowers are dumb

Postby ladybug93 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:53 pm

when you spend $130 on dead plants, it really makes pocket knives look like a great value.
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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:14 am

Then spend $130 on live plants.

I usually buy a potted plant for my wife instead of cut flowers.
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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:40 am

Worth every penny. Happy wife; happy life.

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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:44 am

ChrisinHove wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:40 am
Worth every penny. Happy wife; happy life.
Yep! Don't even want to think of how many knives I could have bought with all the money I've spent on flowers and cards over the years :p

But, it makes her happy...and that's what really counts!
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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:58 am

don’t get me wrong... i love my wife like crazy. these flowers are to celebrate our 16th anniversary. but she’s going to smile for a few days for these flowers. you know how many times i’ve smiled fidgeting with my yojimbo over the last year? all of the times. :)

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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby Naperville » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:22 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:53 pm
when you spend $130 on dead plants, it really makes pocket knives look like a great value.
You have not met the right man or woman yet. Flowers are usually to be given with a gift or a card.

I use to buy my gf's flowers with clothes. I bought my last gf a hand made dress($550) in Palo Alto, CA, and delivered them with flowers($75) to boot. She loved them!
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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:36 pm

Naperville wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:22 pm
ladybug93 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:53 pm
when you spend $130 on dead plants, it really makes pocket knives look like a great value.
You have not met the right man or woman yet. Flowers are usually to be given with a gift or a card.

I use to buy my gf's flowers with clothes. I bought my last gf a hand made dress($550) in Palo Alto, CA, and delivered them with flowers($75) to boot. She loved them!
definitely not the case. like i said, these flowers are for our 16th anniversary. i'm happy to buy her what she wants and likes. it just struck me as funny that i squirm over spending the same amount on a pocket knife that i'll carry forever, but i'll happily spend it on dead plants because it makes her smile for a week.

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Postby Doc Dan » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:31 am

ladybug93 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:36 pm
Naperville wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:22 pm
ladybug93 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:53 pm
when you spend $130 on dead plants, it really makes pocket knives look like a great value.
You have not met the right man or woman yet. Flowers are usually to be given with a gift or a card.

I use to buy my gf's flowers with clothes. I bought my last gf a hand made dress($550) in Palo Alto, CA, and delivered them with flowers($75) to boot. She loved them!
definitely not the case. like i said, these flowers are for our 16th anniversary. i'm happy to buy her what she wants and likes. it just struck me as funny that i squirm over spending the same amount on a pocket knife that i'll carry forever, but i'll happily spend it on dead plants because it makes her smile for a week.
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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby Jazz » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:03 am

Flowers are beautiful, and so is my wife. Now, the expensive cards are another story. I like to make cards on my phone with various apps and pics. She likes that. It would be nice if flowers lasted longer. Just don't get roses. They are the worst.
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Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:58 pm

My mother hated cut flowers so much we didn't buy anything but live plants for her funeral. She hated the idea of cutting/killing a flower just to have them for a few days.
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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby JD Spydo » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:52 pm

ChrisinHove wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:40 am
Worth every penny. Happy wife; happy life.
For the most part flowers do seem like a "girl thing" for sure. I've owned 3 homes over the years and I've never planted one flower unless they were given to me. It made far more sense to me to plant schrubs, hedges, ivy and trees along with other permanent type plants that would endure for years and not need nearly as much maintenance as flowers require but yet still made a house look more "Homey".

Most guys I know plant flowers just to make the wife happy. I myself I prefer practical, permanent and plants that are a better investment in the long run.

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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:33 am

JD Spydo wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:52 pm
ChrisinHove wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:40 am
Worth every penny. Happy wife; happy life.
For the most part flowers do seem like a "girl thing" for sure. I've owned 3 homes over the years and I've never planted one flower unless they were given to me. It made far more sense to me to plant schrubs, hedges, ivy and trees along with other permanent type plants that would endure for years and not need nearly as much maintenance as flowers require but yet still made a house look more "Homey".

Most guys I know plant flowers just to make the wife happy. I myself I prefer practical, permanent and plants that are a better investment in the long run.
I’m right with you on that. My Mrs, however, loves having flowering plants of all kinds in the garden, and happily plans, plant, replants every year. I just dig where I’m told ....

With cut flowers, you just have to get wise both to preferences and expectations!

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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby Bloke » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:36 am

ChrisinHove wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:40 am
Worth every penny.
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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:52 am

I’m a guy and I plant flowers. Flowering shrubs are a great option. I have azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangea, lilacs and my favorite which is mountain laurel. I also have TONS of lilies and irises all over the property. Lots of hostas as well. I do have a couple of spots where I put annuals and we do some sunflowers every year but most of my flowers are perennials.

I will cut flowers during the summer for my wife. Some wild and some from around the property but I never buy cut flowers. I always buy her a potted plant of some type.

As far as spending money on her goes, we have been together for 20 years and she gave me a happy, healthy and beautiful son. She is worth every penny.
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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:03 am

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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:44 pm

Nice - and spectacularly appropriate- pictures!

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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:58 pm

I've never met an intelligent flower
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Re: flowers are dumb

Postby shunsui » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:55 am

This thread needs more vids.

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