When it comes to cut flowers, the same thing can be said. One fallen tulip petal on the table or floating in the vase adds some dimension and interest to the arrangement.
So, at what point does wabi-sabi turn into bad feng shui?
Feng shui says to discard spent blooms, as faded flowers do not generate good chi. I suppose the timing is a matter of personal preference. I hung onto these tulips another day, enjoying the change in their shape and colors a bit longer before I tossed them into the woods. Do you struggle with this question?
By the way, red tulips are supposed to encourage romance. These were more of a dark orange. That'll teach me.