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Doghouse Flowers - Just How Mad is She?

Jan 30, 2008
So she's asked you if she's fat or if you thought her girlfriend was cute - and you didn't say the right thing. You didn't listen well enough to her story about her day. It's the doghouse for you tonight it seems, unless of course you get her the perfect something to melt her heart. Or at least to give you a couple of pillows and a nice warm blanket.

Doghouse flowers are flowers you give when you want to apologize for something, or in florist parlance it's A Doghouse Order. It's called doghouse precisely because the giver is outcast to the "doghouse" or anywhere other than the bedroom, after presumably committing a huge mistake with a loved one.

The first thing to remember when giving doghouse flowers is to forget about reasserting your argument. It isn't the time, really. The reason why you are giving flowers is precisely because you've already abandoned all hope and are already aware that your goal is damage control. If you would have just stopped talking sooner you wouldn't be in this predicament. Next, think of her favorite flowers.

If you can't think of anything, resort to traditional favorites like roses or Stargazer lilies. Avoid getting carnations or baby's breath, as she might just think you just grabbed them at the nearest grocery store, and you know she's worth more than that. These flowers are mass-produced and have thus acquired the reputation as no-effort flowers. You need something with class and clout. Girls like feeling guys really devoted time and energy to give them the best kind of flowers.

Don't just shove the doghouse flowers to her arms as soon as you buy them. Add a little something to spice up your apology. Flowers are a time-honored way of igniting passion and rekindling romance. These are your emotional messengers, saying for you what you can't quite put into words yourself.

There are plenty of helpful tips about how to use flowers to make the sparks fly once again. Often it's best not to deliver them to her yourself. Have the flowers delivered by a Professional Florist at her workplace, in full view of her friends and co-workers. The more impressed other people around her are, the more they will be able to convince her to cut you some slack, and the more sincere your apology will feel to her.

Be careful to describe to the florist what flowers you want. If you are unsure, enlist the help of your florist. They always have an in-house professional florist who can be an expert on these things. Possibly include other things with your doghouse flowers, like a teddy bear or candy. Gift baskets will make her feel more loved.

Don't forget the card, most importantly. Write a sweet little note she can appreciate. Keep it short, keep it simple, and let the flowers do the talking because you obviously already said too much. Don't allude to your mistake in her note. Don't write "I'm sorry I forgot our date" or "I really don't think you're fat." It'll just remind her of your slip-up. Instead, try writing "I think you're perfect just the way you are." You can't go wrong with a note like that.

Have the flowers delivered immediately. Don't wait for the perfect time, as the perfect time may never come. Don't wait until your anniversary, as well, for you might just easily forget that too and then you'll really be in trouble!

Despite the cliche, it's true that it's really the thought that counts and there's really no better way of saying sorry than giving her well-chosen flowers.

Professional florists truly hold the keys to the Doghouse!
About the Author
Jonathon Boundy is the webmaster for inbloom flowers online - an internet marketer of flowers and promoter of the popular website:
FTD Flowers from Inbloom.com
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