When my Father-in-law came to visit last week he was amazed at how many plants I have and how I mange to keep on top of looking after them all! Well let me fill you in on a little secret… They are not all real!! My top tip is to mix real plants and flowers with faux ones and no one will ever know!
For some people artificial flowers still carry an ongoing stigma but let me assure you, both faux flowers & plants have come along way from the dusty polyester that your great grandma used to own!
Can you spot the faux in these photo’s?
The faux Agave in the basket! – Astella Hrela
Here’s why I love them so much:
They are perfect for that dark nook in your house where real plants don’t stand a chance or that top shelf that constantly gets forgotten about.
Snow balls – Country Baskets
They are very low maintenance, all they need is a dust every few weeks (nothing worse than when you see faux flowers that have been there for years, they’re faded and covered in dust!)
Faux hydrangeas – Country baskets
They are perfect for rotating with the seasons. Berries & eucalyptus at Christmas can be stored away to make way for pretty hydrangeas, roses and peonies in spring/summer.
Faux eucalyptus Country baskets
Don’t get me wrong, I still love to buy real flowers and always have a vase of fresh blooms in my kitchen & dining room.
I absolutely love having plants and flowers around my house, makes it come alive. They look great grouped together and if you’re clever and mix real with faux no one will ever know! Cacti, succulents, figs, ferns, eucalyptus, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossom, agave are all the different faux’s that I have around my house.
As you can see in my images above, Country Baskets is one of my favourites for picking up good quality faux flowers at great prices. Below are just some of the artificial plants which are currently at the top of my never ending wish list!! They are not cheap but when you think how long they will last and how much you will save on real plants that you’ve killed by over watering you’re getting a bargain really!!
So what do you think to fake flowers and plants? Fabulous or faux pas?? You know my thoughts and the fact that my style guru Abigail Ahern has recently teamed up with heal’s to bring London’s first entirely “faux florist” to the heart of the West End, means I’m pretty sure I’m in good company!!
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