My lovely Susan and I have been happily married for 16...or is it 17? (Just kidding, I remember!) 17 blissful years now. We've known each other for 19 years so we're really close. However, in all those wonderful years and especially the early ones, I must confess, Ballard Blossom has bailed me out of some potentially cold and lonely nights of sleeping on the porch (again, Kidding?) In all seriousness though, they have helped me apologize the right way for misunderstandings and nicotine stimulated knee-jerk reactions to my flower-loving, lovely, witty, wonderful, gorgeous, snuggle-muffin, model-like wife. Fortunately for me, she now has her own garden full of flowers and all I have to do is take pictures of them for her from time to time. But, I still like to get her flowers on occation, as a surprise, and Ballard Blossom is The Place to go. They have really friendly and knowledgeable staff to put together a wonderful and colorful arrangement for the love of your life or if in a pinch, they have prearranged bouquets in some nice vases to choose from. They also have great cards and gifts for the really desperate...I mean adoring spouses/loves. And there's plenty of parking in their lot and on the street. Either way you sneeze it, It's a win-win situation.