Fool ’em with Faux Plants

Let’s face it – we weren’t all born with a green thumb, but you can still bring the beauty of the outdoors into you home in a quick and easy fashion with artificial plants!

Fool 'em with Faux Plants

A couple rules of thumb:

1.  Choose artificial plants in colors that actually occur in nature for the most true-to-life look!

2.  Feel free to mix real elements of nature (branches, moss, etc…) into your artificial arrangement.

3.  Display your artificial plants in a natural setting.  If your plants were real, where would you place them so that they would thrive?  For example, live succulents require bright light, so place your fakes in a window! Placing them on a dark shelf is a dead giveaway that they aren’t real.

Don’t be afraid to fake it with faux plants!  Keep reading for some inspiration!

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Debunking the Poinsettia Myth

Good news for Poinsettia-lovers;   your favorite holiday plants are not toxic!

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The Society of American Florists teamed up with researchers at Ohio State University to complete scientific studies on the toxicity of poinsettias on both people and pets.  The results indicated that there were absolutely no reasons to worry about the effects of these plants on the health of your children or pets!  The POISINDEX Information Service, the primary resource for most poison control centers, states that a child would have to ingest 500-600 poinsettia leaves to exceed the experimental dosage that revealed no toxicity on test animals.

However with that said, poinsettias, like most other ornamental plants, are not intended for consumption.

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Enjoy your holiday poinsettias!!