Since it rained all last week, the petals are especially sticky and mushy. They've been tracked in and they're all over the house.
My office looks out into the front yard, and all day I see petals drifting down. It's calming. The kids like to shake the tree and pretend it's pink snow.
I usually rake up the petals and compost them.
If you're local, and want some petals for your compost, I'm happy to share!
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