Get-out-of-the-doghouse gift:

The Flower Garden

Whether it’s a dubious flaw in the Y chromosome or simply the law of nature, most men will find themselves at one time or another in the doghouse. And most men quickly learn that the fastest ticket to redemption is flowers.

The quickest route out of that doghouse includes a trip to The Flower Garden, 220 North Ave. in Hartland. “It’s very important to us to listen to our clients,” says designer Dana Meredith. “We always ask if she has a favorite color or a favorite flower.”

They’re also willing to share a secret for winning her back. Studies have shown that while men typically go for red roses, women have a preference for other rose colors.

And total presentation can also add points to an apology.

“We will often suggest something a little different, such as a European hand-tied bouquet, particularly if she already has a vase,” says Meredith.
“Or a personalized bouquet that includes a collection of her favorite flowers.”

Main Menu

-Get out of the doghouse gift
-Place to get a cavity
-Place to satisfy your caffeine craving
-Place to pamper your pooch
-Reason to wake up at 5 a.m.
-Green Bay Packer besides Brett Favre
-Place to pick up speed
-Brave a wall of cigarette smoke
-Way to shun the low-carb lifestyle
-Dressed Milwaukeean
-Reason to spend $8.50 for a movie
-Best pub popcorn
-Reason to ignore the raunchy smell
-Way to beat the fall chill
-Place to spot a mullet
-Reason to overcome your fear of heights
-Best dog park
-Neighborhood to bar hop
-Place for comfort food
-Mall Santa
-Milwaukee Brewer; Lyle Overbay
-Reason to be a cheesehead
-Reason to risk plunging into lake Michigan
-Place to find a golden oldie
-Place to procure a meat cleaver
-Place to assume a new identity
-Reason to eat an apple a day
-Tourist spot where even locals like to go
-Place to rack your balls
-Missed Milwaukeean
-Best place to hide from the world

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Contributing writers: Laurie Arendt, Kay Dahlke, Jordan DeChambre, Candace Doyle, Bob Gosman, Matt Hronick, JoAnn Petaschnick, Janet Raasch, Mary Lou Santovec, Amy Siewert Contributing photographers: Nathan Harrmann, Amy Siewert
Illustrations: Anjl Rodee