When we have less flowers to decorate a place, we use all of them on the outside and at times even tear up and strew the flowers to cover more area. Someone who comes visiting is held captive or impressed for sometime however once the person stays for long and gets to see it all inside out, he/she is met with disappointment at the beauty of the interiors being below expectation.
Similarly, when we know less or have a shorter horizon as a person, we may impress someone by using all that we have at hand, but it cannot help us retain our relationship with the admirer of those qualities.
We need to cultivate more flowers, in other words we need to increase our treasure of qualities such as wisdom, knowledge, goodness, kindness, morals, dignity and deportment, to retain the right kind of people. Lest the few flowers will wilt and rot and would look more repulsive than a place sans flowers. A place sans flowers can be equated to a person who may not be very wise and may not have things to say, whose beauty lies in his knowledge of self and seeking.
Keep evolving, keep enriching, keep beautifying the inner self.
There is no limit to the return on this investment.