If you have not seen the latest line of artificial plants then you may well be very surprised by how much they have changed for the better. Back in the day, your average artificial plant was not likely to be a very convincing , or aesthetically pleasing, decoration. Generally, they were molded out of plastic with shiny surfaces and visible seams. The texture and the look were all just wrong and, even to a very casual glance, most of them would look very little like the real thing. So, to someone who knew what they were looking for, it was obvious that the artificial tree or shrub you were looking at was a clear forgery.
Nowadays, however, artificial silk plants have changed this all. I have been a gardener for about 15 years, and sometimes I can’t tell if I am looking at an artificial plants or a real one! I don’t really know how they do it, but I have started to appreciate them much more. I didn’t like the fake look that artificial plants used to have, but now that they are more realistic, I understand the appeal. After all, not everyone has the time or the patience to take care of growing things. If you have time, you should think about it. It can be a rewarding experience, after all. If, however, you don’t really have the time or patience, consider artificial plants. There is something primal about the way greenery affects us. Looking at a flower, a tree, or a shrub every day can really lighten up the mood in an office.
One of the great things about artificial plants is that they come in so many different varieties. You can get artificial shrubs, trees, bushes, and exotic plants from a wide variety of different species. I have even seen companies that offer extremely stylized artificial plants not meant to mimic any living species. Instead, they let their artists imaginations run wild and sell you the results. Some of them are quite striking and stunning, and rather believable as well.
I think that what makes many artificial plants so believable today is the ability of modern manufacturers to give them the asymmetrical look that real growing things have. When fake flowers used to look completely symmetrical, it was easy to tell that they were made out of plastic. Real things do not look perfect. Real things look unique. Nowadays, as imitations get more clever, the people who make them are beginning to understand this.