Planting fake flowers a blooming trend -

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From the looks of it, Honey Starr is quite the gardener. Splashes of summer color rim the grounds of her Old Westbury home.

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#21
Aug 16, 2007
 
I live in fire island pines. those deer are sooo annoying. I did lots of greens. now I plkan to use other colors. thank you
caraline from mill neck

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Aug 16, 2007
 
from the looks of things its about time people do as they please. I work in my garden, but I have some faux hanging flowers. they are beautiful. try it its better than weeds.
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#23
Aug 16, 2007
 
Stick a plastic flower in the ground call yourselves gardeners and be proud of yourselves. How pathetic.. you can't fool mother nature you idiots

try biting into some plastic fruit!
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Aug 20, 2007
 
Arrugh wrote:
Stick a plastic flower in the ground call yourselves gardeners and be proud of yourselves. How pathetic.. you can't fool mother nature you idiots
try biting into some plastic fruit!
its not intended to fool mother natuire you rude person. its a way someone expresses their version of flowers. not everyone has to get sunburned or have time to water and cut flowers. maybe your the one to rethink your rude opinion!
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#25
Aug 20, 2007
 
Fake flowers in the garden....one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. What next, a fake tomato garden? Sure, you just go out and rummage through the woods for a dozen or so twigs and paint them green. Then, go out and get yourself some red oaktag and make a few dozen round cutouts....."Gee honey, look at all the wonderful beefsteaks in our little tomato garden. Let's take a picture and enter it in Newsday's tomato growing contest. I'll bet we'll get first prize."
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Aug 21, 2007
 
you do n ot
Pliny wrote:
Fake flowers in the garden....one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. What next, a fake tomato garden? Sure, you just go out and rummage through the woods for a dozen or so twigs and paint them green. Then, go out and get yourself some red oaktag and make a few dozen round cutouts....."Gee honey, look at all the wonderful beefsteaks in our little tomato garden. Let's take a picture and enter it in Newsday's tomato growing contest. I'll bet we'll get first prize."
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#27
Aug 21, 2007
 
Gardens are not infront of a house. they grow them in a vegtable part. you just dont get it check out some artificial flowers correctly in place.
SuzieQ

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#28
Aug 22, 2007
 
It can be extremely expensive to put fake flowers all over the yard and they will fade and become mildew from the dampness. Aside from all of that, you cannot learn how things grow by watching fake flowers. Different species have different needs and many can be clipped of and put in a plant hormone to form new growth that is cheaper than buying the whole plant. Things like impatiens, dusty miller, begonia and many more can be just snipped off from another plant and with a little root hormone, wallah, you have new growth for free.

The one thing you must be vigilant about is what likes sun and what likes shade. A little fertilizer and you are good to go!
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Aug 22, 2007
 
olivia from sayville wrote:
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Fake flowers....C'mon, don't be ridiculous! Before you know it, the next thing people will have are fake Christmas trees for cryin' out loud. What is this world coming to?!
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Aug 22, 2007
 
Pliny wrote:
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Fake flowers....C'mon, don't be ridiculous! Before you know it, the next thing people will have are fake Christmas trees for cryin' out loud. What is this world coming to?!
I love xmas. and the fakr trees are beautiful. the time most of have is valuble. fake ornamants.fake santa. fake .fake to each his own
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Aug 22, 2007
 
SuzieQ wrote:
It can be extremely expensive to put fake flowers all over the yard and they will fade and become mildew from the dampness. Aside from all of that, you cannot learn how things grow by watching fake flowers. Different species have different needs and many can be clipped of and put in a plant hormone to form new growth that is cheaper than buying the whole plant. Things like impatiens, dusty miller, begonia and many more can be just snipped off from another plant and with a little root hormone, wallah, you have new growth for free.
The one thing you must be vigilant about is what likes sun and what likes shade. A little fertilizer and you are good to go!
you are very talanted with real flowers. you must know what to do. a real purist. excellent. but faux is really nice also.
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Aug 22, 2007
 
olivia from sayville wrote:
<quoted text> I love xmas. and the fakr trees are beautiful. the time most of have is valuble. fake ornamants.fake santa. fake .fake to each his own
Fake Santa??? Oh no, don't say that. I know for a fact he can't be fake. Every Christmas, I'm lucky to receive gifts. The gifts I receive are very real - nothing fake about them. Therefore, Santa must be real: Real gifts = real Santa. You gotta believe! What is a world without belief??? It's a sorry one, I'll tell you that.
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#33
Aug 23, 2007
 
Hooks and Lattice has a fantastic website for window boxes also, thanks for the tip!
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Aug 23, 2007
 
I have doing silk flowers for clients for years. inside and out. they are as natural as real especially the orchids. love the picture of the deer.
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Aug 26, 2007
 
Carol wrote:
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boobs, fake lips, fake hair color.
This gardener has "the look" - she appears from the photo to have had the works done - nose job, facelift, etc.
Talk about putting yourself into your decor!!
How very small of you to comment on the gardener. That's not what its about. Use your time more intelligently by talking about the flowers and not being such a snotty bitch.
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Aug 28, 2007
 
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How very small of you to comment on the gardener. That's not what its about. Use your time more intelligently by talking about the flowers and not being such a snotty bitch.
Lori from plainview is so right. why criticize someones elses idea with such nastiness!
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#37
Sep 17, 2007
 
Fake flowers are tacky, botton line.
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#38
Dec 30, 2007
 
As for the person who said the fake flowers would mildew from the moisture, why not simply place a fixative, or spray on sealant/glue to prevent that?
In addition, what if my 15 year old daughter majoring in AgriScience found a simple, cheap, way to maufacture these flowers, thus making them affordable; so that she could sell a packet (for a small flower bed) for five bucks.
Would there be a buying frenzy for the single person with one flower bed where they've just not had time to plant flowers? Or the disabled person who can't plant them themselves, and can't afford to have someone plant real ones?
Let's say my step daughter had 20 purchases per hour at five bucks each? After about 40 hours-(a typical work week), how much would she have earned?
I say if you can find a way to seal cheap flowers to avoid mildew, GO FOR IT. Besides, passers by will still have their eye candy and so will the planter. After all, who has time anymore for full blown planting of flowers?
Speaking of which, I should be signing off!:)
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Jul 4, 2011
 
My my. Many of you are so harsh and unforgiving. Obviously you haven't seen the new breed of fake flowers that are rain and UV resistant. Check out Hooksandlattice.com . How wonderful for all of you that you are able to garden and I would prefer the real thing, certainly. But the real thing doesn't grow in my situation so should I just do without? You are the ones who are tacky and quite judgmental. There are plenty of real flowers up the road for bees and birds. I don't think my little window boxes are going to be the end of the world anytime soon. Even if I had a spot to garden, my joints and physical condition wouldn't allow me the pleasure. I hope none of you are my neighbors.

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