[Speaking of short-lived flowers] Then they are gone. It does not do at all to say, Well, we'll look at them next week, because next week is always too late. When peonies or irises or lilies bloom, you stop and look at them. The dentist will be there next week, the office will be there next week, and if people can take off time for funerals, babies, plague, and conventions, they can take off enough time to get properly saturated with the iris or the rose.
Henry Mitchell, One Man's Garden