If you’re interested in buying silk flowers, the following article is for you – it will help you understand the price and quality available, and also help you to get the most out of your money. We’ll explain where you can find the very best artificial flowers, and the equipment you may need to make a fantastic artificial flower display or bouquet.
Flowers add so much to a home, without question – style, warmth, colour, texture, individuality and tranquility. But they are expensive, they don’t last very long, they need maintaining and many of us are susceptible to allergies, making it unrealistic to fill the house with beautiful blooms.
Fortunately, there is an alternative – the quality of artificial flowers has come on in leaps and bounds over the past year and there are some really impressive silk, foam and plastic options that are practically indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are 16 ideas for using artificial flowers around your home and garden for year round colour and cheer without the sneezes, fuss or mess. [Read more…]
I’ve never been very good at gardening (or keeping plants alive generally) and all attempts to create hanging baskets that produce beautiful blooms throughout the summer have been unsuccessful. Inevitably the flowers die, or look just miserable and frankly pathetic next to my neighbour’s carefully planted Chelsea-flower-show standard balls of bright pink fuchsias.
So when I found out that you could buy artificial hanging baskets of flowers that not only look impressive but last as long as you dare leave them out (before the neighbours start getting suspicious) I was pretty pleased with myself and I’ve been an artificial-flower-hanging-basket convert ever since. [Read more…]