What do guys know about flowers? This is not intended to be a sexist or male bashing remark but the fact remains, most of us guys know very little about flowers. I know to get my wife roses on her birthday, St. Valentine’s Day, etc. I think I even wore a carnation in my lapel when I got married but beyond that, I think that most men know very little about flowers.
So back to my main question, what do we, guys, know about flowers? We know that ladies love them. We know they’re expensive, they’re pretty to look at, they don’t last very long, and for those of us who’ve tried to grow them, we know how hard it is to care for them. We have a growing garden at our house and I know from first hand experience the effort it takes to make a garden look nice.
So when the love of my life drags me off to the botanical gardens or even to the local garden center, I have a new found appreciation for all the effort that all those nameless and faceless people put in to grow and display them for us.
The name conjures up visions of a beach resort with beautiful people enjoying the sun, listening to Jimmy Buffett tunes over the sound system, and sipping on a Margarita. To my dismay it’s only a botanical garden that your wife or girlfriend will just have to see that us guys are obliged to go with them or face excommunication.
To get to the Expo Park, just get on the highway and follow the signs to Expo Park and the Churaumi Aquarium. As you enter the main entrance of the park, go down the steps to the fountain. From there go to the left and follow the signs to the Tropical Dream Center, you can’t miss it. If you’ve got little ones in tow its advisable to take a stroller as the park is quite large or for 200 Yen, you can ride the trolley.