Benefits of picking flowers?
I'm a playwright in New York and neither a gardener nor a botanist. I'm working on a new piece about Persephone, from Greek Mythology but I have a question that's come up in my research that I'm hoping the forum members here can help me answer:
Is there ever any benefit to the plant of having its flowers picked?
I'd appreciate an answer from any angle - either botanical or horticultural. Thanks so much!