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    In my 13 by 17 living room I have two fake trees, two fake shrubby plants, fake hanging ivy, a fake terrarium, and a fake boxwood topiary -of a dog*!! ( I also have a large real very long dried gourd that is probably 5 feet long and is tastefully placed in a corner behind a television set)

    And I am not posting any pics of it ..to be shredded by y'all!!


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    That sounds great! But how on earth do you get a gourd to be 5 feet long?

    BTW I checked out your square footage in comparison to the new homes around here & I think your place is bigger!
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    I am with you Soj, I like them. I have quite a few nice ones that you would have a hard time telling the difference. I paid enough for them, they better look real. I also blend them in with real plants throughout my house. I love the look of a lot of plants, ficus, flowers, etc., but keeping them all healthy and alive is a chore for me, and i just don't have the time.

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    That sounds more like a forest in that size room. I hope you are keeping the leaves dusted. I have seem some fakies that you had to touch to really tell-I guess those would be OK.
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    it has to be artificial for me. i just look wrong at a plant and it dies.
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    I'm with Soj - I have a display of 3ft tall plastic strelitzias (sp) - bird of paradise plant - but they are good quality and make a strong statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    That sounds great! But how on earth do you get a gourd to be 5 feet long?
    I have no idea..it was a gift from my roommate when I had the house.
    BTW I checked out your square footage in comparison to the new homes around here & I think your place is bigger!
    The living room is where the pull out section of this 1963 mobile home is. The rest is only 10 feet wide! It takes up over 200 square feet out of a total of about 600.

    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    That sounds more like a forest in that size room. I hope you are keeping the leaves dusted. I have seem some fakies that you had to touch to really tell-I guess those would be OK.
    Well they are carefully placed..the trees in the corners(one is about 5 feet high, the other is about 7 feet)..it is all about placement. In fact the spaces the plants are now would basically be open table, or bare space with nothing there(like in the corner behind the TV-the big tree is right behind the tv on the tv stand(which was converted from an old console tv itself) and kind of hangs above it. The plants actually take up NO usable floor space. And this would be the same even if they were live plants.

    The dusting sucks. Every spring I would take my artifical trees out, put the bases in trash bags, tie them up tight up the trunk, and then spray them down with a hose. Then set them out of the sun to dry. Only way to really get them clean. Other than that I just do cursory dusting on the leafy areas that are most visible. smaller plants-treat just like the big ones-but do the spraying in the shower.
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    i like both real and artificial ones, for different places in the house

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    I like artificial 'greens' or artificial trees in a corner (and I like them with white lights). I have an artificial spider plant in my kitchen and it adds a nice spot of color and looks real hanging up in the corner. I think the fake ones look better when they are 'green' and not colored blooms.

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    what about dried flowers?

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    Dried flowers look good for about 5 minutes and then they get all faded and dusty and look like what they are, dead flowers. Waste of time.
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    These are dried real flowers. Barbara Scott uses sand and a kiln to dry them.



    I really only like fake orchids. If they are good they look and feel real.



    Below are orchids from Bed Bath and Beyond for 20 dollars


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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    That sounds more like a forest in that size room. I hope you are keeping the leaves dusted. I have seem some fakies that you had to touch to really tell-I guess those would be OK.
    I don't care for them but my hairdresser (gay of course!) has some very beautiful silk ones that really do look real. He has a mini-greenhouse complete with waterfall so the effect is quite pleasant.

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    im thinking of making a reed diffuser with some rattan reeds, dried lavender shoots and some antique apothecary bottles

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVZ View Post
    what about dried flowers?
    Not so much, unless its potpurri.
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