Rather than being a cut flower person, I much prefer indoor plants or good quality silk flowers.
Have you seen the fabulous array (and sometimes also fabulous price tag) of silk flowers these days? There is a florist at a garden centre in a ritzy area in my city and their silk flower selection is glorious. Until you get right up close (and even then) you don’t realise they aren’t a display of real florist blooms.
I treated myself to a $20 bouquet there a few months ago and I still love it. It reminds me a little of my wedding posy, but most of all it’s the antiquey saturated colours and naturalness of it that appeals to me. Whilst also being easy-care and long-lasting of course.
The florist told me the best way to look after silk flowers was to dust them regularly with a cool hairdryer. I like to wash mine too – run warm water in the kitchen sink, add a tiny dash of dishwashing liquid and swirl around holding by the stems. Then flick the water off gently and lay the flowers to dry on a tea-towel.
I have a white bouquet also that I bought from Crabtree & Evelyn a while back and I like to move them around every so often, so the eye does not get used to them.
I know lots of people don’t like faux flowers, but I do and I enjoy them much more than cut flowers that start deteriorating within a few days. I don’t find that luxurious at all! But that’s what makes this a wonderful world, how we all appreciate different things as I know my mother would rather die than have faux flowers in the house.
What about you, what’s your preference, faux or real?
|My bridal bouquet, six years ago|