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Mistake: Fake Flowers

Fake flowers are bad, because they look cheap and will never come close to the beauty of fresh flowers. The absolute worst? Planting fake flowers outdoors.

Source: Flickr user chloester

nuttmegs17 nuttmegs17 7 years
I honestly never knew people did this! haha! Although I have to say it might be wrong to entirely discount it just bc they are fake...seems like there are a lot of people here who were fooled by skillfully done fakes! Kind of keeps the snob in me in check b/c as long as they are done right and you dont know they are fake, how is it bad design?
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
Okay, I don't like the silk flowers outside (if you do use them, take them inside in the winter.. they look riduculous half covered in snow), but like I've said before, I do silk arrangements and they are beautiful & if done well, they work great as a dining room centerpiece, or decoration in a bathroom or guest room.
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
Lmao, I didn't know people did this!
AuntCiCi AuntCiCi 7 years
In this particular case, it is ridiculous to put fake flowers in the GROUND, to plant them like they came out of the dirt that way! Altho, as Asche commented, maybe they were having some type of event at the house - like an open house - and were desperate for some curb appeal! You can't always tell they are fake unless you go right up and touch them. And, like the 3rd comment, WHO does this or thinks of doing this?! Also, what are those white cut-off pipes sticking out? A watering system that wasn't working?!
jelibeann jelibeann 7 years cute little old neighbors don't plant fake flowers, but do put them in flower pots on their front and back patio (i live in a garden apt complex, so we share an outdoor space divided by a railing) and i once complemented her on how wonderful her flowers look, since mine are always one step from death and she laughed and admitted they were this particular case, i think it's adorable...and she fooled me!
Asche Asche 7 years
I sort've disagree with this one. I once went to an event at a home, where the family had landscaping done for the event. The only problem was that the flowers hadn't grown in full enough by then, so someone bought matching, high quality silk flowers and mixed them in with the live counterparts. You could NOT tell (and I know a bit about flowers). The only reason the mother told me was because I kept asking her for green thumb tips!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
i had no idea people did that. i like origami flowers indoors though
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
Haha. This one I can see. I don't mind fake plants in hard to reach places (like on top of the fridge or something) but in general fake flowers just always look fake.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I agree with this one! (And with the comment about fake flowers in general.)
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