Flowering shrubs are rather ephemeral things; their flowering displays while lovely usually only last a few days, maybe a week. And in this sense they are rather like a bottle of fine wine; you enjoy it, savor it, but it doesn't last for very long, an hour or so. So what's the solution? It's simple, have a lot of bottles of wine and lots of different flowering shrubs. Now the problem is to decide what vino goes best with each particular shrub. Let's see, maybe a nice rioja with a flowering quince? How about a sauvignon blanc for a star magnolia? This subject may be more appropriate for Mrs. Phactor.