Any gardener worth their salt knows that upkeep is crucial. I find a daily dose in the early morning is a huge help. I get home from the gym about 6:45 AM, long before the heat of the day is intolerable. I grab a paper grocery bag (for weeds and other garden debris), my clippers and my basket.
In April and May I checked daily for asparagus. In another month it will be tomatoes. Now, and through the summer, I'll check in on my roses. I deadhead as needed, and clip what I want for daily use. I fill cups with tepid water, re-cut the stems, and arrange them when I get a chance later in the day.
Fifteen minutes early in the day means I'll have roses
in the house
all summer long!