Once upon a time I lived in a little (not so little) white house and brought my kids up among the flowers that were everywhere. Their favorite time was when I would dead head the rose garden. They waited excitedly until I was done. It
took me twice as long because I would first trim off the rose and then stop to pull the petals off the spent flower. We had enough roses to fill a bucket each time I did it. 1 to 2 weeks. Then when I was done, they “decorated” the grass. I can still feel the joy it brought them to run around spread pink and white and red petals everywhere. It made them so happy. It made me tear up with joy to watch them having so much fun in their imaginary world where they got to color their world the way they wanted.