Feng Shui be damned, we think dead flowers are beautiful. And on more than one occasion we've allowed flowers (tulips and peonies especially) to remain in their vases for weeks past their so-called prime.
Call us crazy, but we think that as the flowers die, their shape shifts and becomes even more interesting to look at. We obviously take care of any festering water so that it's not a gross out, but we'll often leave the flowers in the vase until the petals are falling off. Now this love for dead flowers does not generally extend to dried flowers in arrangements. We love the helter skelter morphing of a vase of fresh flowers slowly drying out and becoming...well...sculptural. Anyone else out there share our love?