Fresh flowers are lovely but if value for money is what you are looking for you may want to try faking it.
Before you dismiss the concept of artificial flowers and plants, read on and consider the advantages over fresh flowers.
The current generations of artificial flowers are so well made that even the most experienced of florists might struggle to tell if they are real or fake; not only do they look great but they can save you money and are maintenance free plus no more sad looking wilted and dying flowers!
If you still need some convincing here are our top 10 reasons to give artificial flowers and plants a try:
1 They're zero maintenance
Artificial flowers and plants are not just low maintenance but zero maintenance! A representative from our primary supplier commented: "Artificial flowers and plants require no special treatments - no temperature control, no need for daylight, no special placement and no feed, watering or supplements, making them the perfect solution for anyone unable to care for living plants or flowers."
2 They go the distance
Of course, they won't die, but also they're always in season, whatever the plant or flower.
3 They're accommodating
You can place them in any situation you want as they have no special requirements. You can safely place them anywhere you like in your home: a dark corner, warm or cold room, a humid room like a kitchen or bathroom. Plus they can be any size you want too! Many artificial flowers and plants are available in sizes that don't correspond with they're natural counterparts.
4 They're safe
Got you children, visiting grandchildren or pets? Inquisitive youngsters and animals don't understand the concept of poisonous and we all know that many real flowers and plants can be toxic if ingested. Enjoy peace of mind with faux flowers.
5 They're robust
Accidents happen but a vase of artificial flowers or a fake potted plant are much more resilient than real. No spilled water, loose soil or bruised petals and leaves when fakes are knocked over.
6 They're pollen free
Many hay fever sufferers can't tolerate fresh flowers and plants in the home but they will experience no problems with fake substitutes.
7 They're clean
Soil-free, pest-free, water-free....
8 They'll save you money
If you love having flowers in the home but can't afford to buy new every week, it's worthwhile investing in some artificial ones and they' last a long time.
9 They're environmentally friendly
Although manufactured in the Far East artificial flowers are responsible for fewer 'air miles' than fresh flowers simply because of the fact that they are non perishable and don't need to be replaced every week.
10 They're available in colours not found in nature
Colour combos are unlimited. Artificial flowers are available in colours to match your home furnishings and are not limited to the colours that grow in nature. You want black roses, you can have them. Want grey flowers, why not?
Let us know why you enjoy artificial flowers and help others to make the change to fakes