I love green plants and flowers. Unfortunately, after years of living with cats and witnessing the destruction of all of my beautiful African violets and other assorted houseplants, I gave up and resorted to fake foliage. I’ve been lucky enough over the years to find some really great real-looking potted plants and other decorative greenery that doesn’t look fake. The potted purple hyacinth on my desk fooled clients for years – a mere $20 at Target. My potted red tulip even has realistic looking moss “growing” on the outside of the pot - $6 at Home Goods. All of the potted plants on my lanai, including the gingko tree are fake – and they even fool the lizards. A couple of weeks ago I was in Publix and as I left the produce department, I glanced at the floral counter and spied a beautiful white hyacinth. I wondered if I dared take a real plant home – even one that wouldn’t bloom for long – and if hyacinths were poisonous to cats. I picked the plant up to look it over and only then did I realize that it was indeed a faux hyacinth. That sealed the deal – along with the maroon pot which would go perfectly with the red glass in my dragonfly lamp. I guess I’m not destined to grow real flowers – but I can live with dusting my plants instead of watering them.
4 years ago