"I want some flowers that say 'Here, have some friggin' flowers.'"
Happy Hour at the Stamen & Pistil
"It's been weeks since you brought me exculpatory lilies."
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"What sort of flowers say, 'I promise to obey the restraining order'?"
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"What the hell do you want? You know this is my busiest day, Mother!"
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"I need something that says, 'I'm sorry about that thing I said that caused you to totally overreact.' "
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"Sometimes you just have to stop and b***h about the roses."
"Which of these will look the prettiest without the others?"
"Could I get a single perfect olive branch?"
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"What flower says you're sorry without admitting wrongdoing?"
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Water the hydrangeas twice a week and trim as needed. The bromeliad only needs to be high-fives on Saturday, but you can give it high and low fives anytime you have a spare moment. Just, whatever you do, don't give it a "too slow" or it will turn inward and begin shutting down.
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"I want to force some bulbs."
A man carries a huge bouquet of flowers.
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"They weren't wilted before you picked them up!"
The Plant Place - Drought special!
The Niche Economy
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"Your basic rule of thumb should be,the bigger the guilt, the longer the stem."
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"Are these beautiful? I can't ever tell?"