(Closed) NWR: Is your SO/FI/DH good at picking out flowers for you?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Does your SO/FI/DH pick out flowers you love?
    Yes! He's Mr Romance and does it right every time! : (31 votes)
    43 %
    No! He's got a great heart but the execution is poor. I love him anyways. : (12 votes)
    17 %
    Flowers? He brings you flowers? : (25 votes)
    35 %
    Other. : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 32
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    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I made a point of talking to him about my bouquet last week so he would ge the hint, haha. Peonies have always been my favourite flower, but he never buys them! (Well, they are hardly ever in season anyways). He typically goes for roses because I think he thinks they are the ‘fancy’ flowers, but I *hate* roses… they are so overpriced in my opinion! (Not knocking them, just not my fave).

    So after showing him my bouquet, he was like ‘what are those flowers called again?’ and wrote down what they were. So, we’ll see! By we are long-distance so I’m not really getting my hopes up, haha!

    Funny side-note: When he asked how to spell peony, I laughed and asked him what he thought. He started spelling: P-I-A-N-E-E… Haha, oh men!

    Post # 33
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    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m not a big flower person. I love looking at pictures of them but my cat and dog would probably destroy them. I’ve gotten flowers from him twice, and both times he did well. Once I got tulips and anothr time I got daisies.

    I was proud of him for even remembering. On our first date, he asked me what kind of flowers I liked, and he’s still remembers them all 2 years later : ) That’s the part that gets me all giddy…

    Post # 34
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    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Fiance always gets the most beautiful flowers for me.  He actually sent me some yesterday and a cute plush monkey!

    Post # 35
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    10285 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    He tries, he really does but he’s far from good at it. On our first date he brought me flowers but by the time he got to the restaurant, they were dead. It was disgustingly hot that day and his car didn’t have AC. Between the time he bought them and arrived at the restaurant (half hour tops), they were completely wilted. It was the thought that counted though and I kept those dead flowers for weeks until my mother finally threw them away because they were starting to smell.

    He never gets me flowers anymore because we can’t really have them in our condo. Our cat LOVES to eat flowers and since I never know whats poisonous, I don’t even risk it. Besides, I don’t really see the point in spending money on something that’s going to die a few days later. 

    Post # 36
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    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My SO did such a good job today for Valentines Day! I told him a wee while back that I loved “fluffy flowers” – peonies, lisianthus, ranunculus, etc. He got me flowers delivered today and when I thanked him for it, he needed to check that they were “fluffy”! Bless! 

    Post # 37
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    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    my fiance has been hit and miss a lot of times, but i would say, guys generally are not great at picking flowers unless they just go straight for roses. and if they’re like my fiance, who doesn’t like going with the “crowd”, he’d go for other types of bouquets which sometimes can be really nice or just blah lol.. but i’m just glad he tries! he’s not the romantic type either so i can understand you completely!

    great idea for a post though! hope your husband learns eventually? πŸ™‚ (shove pictures of bouquets and flower arrangements into his wallet so he wont forget lol)

    Post # 38
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    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My Fiance gets simple classic roses and that is great with me! He didn’t used to know what to do, but it means a lot to me that he tried to figure out what I like and does his best. πŸ™‚

    Post # 39
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    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Oh, geez no, he is horrible at picking out anything for me.  He really puts alot of thought into what he buys, almost too much.  This year at Christmas he did all his shopping at the CVS pharmacy.  And he is always buying me roses, I hate roses more than any flower.  He really does try, but bajeezes, if he shows up tomorrow with another batch of roses….. I think I may have gotten my point across when I was talking to him earlier about my dad sending his wife yet another batch of run of the mill roses.   Fingers Crossed.

    Post # 40
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    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m not a bouquet loving girl, I don’t like the thought of him spending money on something that will just die. For special occasions he knows that I much prefer something that lasts forever.

    However, I do love flower gardens, so last year my guy let me pick out all of the flowers I wanted and he planted them and cared for them for me. He ended up growing me an entire garden of flowers. Does that count as him buying me flowers? lol I thought it was really sweet. He said we can do the same this year.

    Post # 41
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    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @angela85: DH hadnt bought me flowers for the first 2 years of our relationship. Then I told his 3 sisters that he never bought me flowers and they gave it to him!! Now he buys me flowers a few times a year. He has gotten a LOT better. He has fairly good taste in flowers but occasionally will get a bouquet that has some that are a little wilty. The one time he got me sunflowers he won big points because theyre my favorite. I think its just a matter of training!!

    Post # 43
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    5920 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I don’t get flowers sent, but then again, I work for a florist, LOL. He has sent me flowers a few times in the past, and he has done really well – no roses.  He sends me peonies, tulips, or calla lilies πŸ™‚

    Post # 44
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    1806 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If you ask my FH what my favorite flowers are he’ll tell you exactly what they are…purple tulips.

    Has he ever gotten them for me in 4 years? No. What did I get today? Roses, of course.

    I love them. and him.  It’s the thought that counts πŸ™‚

    Post # 46
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @bakerella: hey I think that is a win! Flowers die in a few days anyway – and my cats eat them!!! Darling Husband has yet to get anything for me for V-day – I dont think hes getting me anything. Though I cant complain because we will be going out next Monday for our 6 months πŸ™‚ And it is the thought that counts!!!

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