Some gardeners delight in cutting and creating bouquets. For others it is pure anguish to loose the color and glory in the garden. A lot can depend on how many flowers you have in bloom. Someone with acres of gardens and long, billowing borders of peonies, lilacs and roses can afford to sacrifice a bloom or 10. If you've waited all year to get the peach lilies and periwinkle Veronica to bloom side by side or to see your one lilac bush bloom, it's understandable that you don't want them violated.
There is a compromise. Consider a cutting garden. You can grow flowers for the explicit intention of cutting them down. In fact, some flowers lend themselves to this seeming abuse and come back and flower all the stronger. You don't even have to have this garden on display. Tuck it out of sight or even in the back of your vegetable garden. With a couple of rows of repeat bloomers, you too can show off with lush bouquets on the table.