What’s your opinion on fake plants? I used to have real ones, but the bastards kept dying on me.
Then I found a site that sells amazingly realistic plastic plants. So I bought heaps of those. It’s changed my life. My plants now look really good all the time and I never have to water them or anything.
They even fooled my Mum who’s an avid gardener. She actually asked what I do to keep them so healthy looking. But I was royally busted when she sniffed one. She said plastic plants are just faking nature and defeat the purpose of having plants in the first place and that they’ll just end up as landfill.
Who cares what they smell like? They LOOK real and that’s all that matters. People shouldn’t be randomly sniffing other people’s flowers anyway.
Look But Don’t Smell
Dear Look But Don’t Smell,
Everyone knows that sniffing someone else’s flowers without permission is reckless, inappropriate behaviour, bordering on psychotic. So if anyone does, they fully deserve a big whiff of plastic and chemicals.
I’m totally with you on this one. I’m all for low maintenance plants, and plastic ones are the lowest maintenance of all. And apparently the latest trend now is plastic herbs. I recently gave some to a friend who likes to cook – basil, rosemary, parsley, coriander and mint – all looking amazingly realistic. Perfect!
Your Mum is probably just embarrassed and annoyed that your fake plants fooled her so well. Remember, the grass is always greener when it’s Astroturf.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,