5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Artificial Flowers

Artificial flowers have long been viewed as practical and affordable. And why not? Artificial flowers can provide so much more than organic flowers can in so many ways. Not only are they great to look at, but they’re also flexible enough that they’re usable for any season and occasion. Apart from the things you already know, there are some things about artificial flowers that you probably never knew about. Today, we’ll let you know some of these facts that may benefit you before you purchase a new arrangement…


Artificial Flowers originated in Egypt

Unbeknownst to many, artificial flowers didn’t directly originate solely in Ancient China where they were created to decorate a temple. In fact, there were other countries that have made early attempts to recreate organic flowers. These countries include Rome and Egypt. In Ancient Egypt, flowers were recreated using thinly-cut horns in various colours. They would bunch them into small flowers and add copper, gold, or silver into them to give them a more luxurious look. The Romans did the same but with wax for both faux flowers and plants.    

Here are some artificial flower arrangements that can help you mimic that Egyptian or Asian vibe: Farah, Shae, and Tiffany.


Artificial flowers have less ecological footprint

Although organic flowers are biodegradable, the chemicals needed to grow them from their fertilizers to the pesticides are not. There’s also the subject of cooled transportation that is used to make sure the organic flowers are as fresh as possible when they’re being delivered to shops and events. The same applies to plants that are bred in a particular way to ensure that they’re perfect in look and form. On the other hand, artificial flowers and artificial plants do not contribute to the toxins distributed into the soil. They can be simply made with plastic, rubber, silk, cloth, or any type of material without creating a larger ecological footprint each year. 


Artificial flowers have the same psychological effect are organic variants 

Artificial plants and flowers are placed in strategic places inside the home, office, or any type of room not simply because they’re nice to look at, but also because they have a positive psychological effect. Looking at something attractive boosts one’s serotonin and improves his/her mood instantly. Because of its positive, calming effect on people, they are used to decorate every anxiety-inducing place you seem from legal offices to clinics and hospital rooms.

Here are our recommendations for artificial flower arrangements and artificial plants that are perfect for achieving that relaxing, zen look: Hope, Calista, Riley, Maya, Helen, and Irene.


Artificial flowers don’t look lifeless

Artificial flowers have made the transition of looking simple and cartoonish to looking and feeling real. This huge change has made the artificial flower market more competitive than ever, offering so many benefits that organic flowers can’t. Some artificial flowers today are even so lifelike that people begin second-guessing them and have even used them as alternatives to their usual natural blooms. For a more close to natural look, some customers even purchase our preserved rosesthat can last for 1-3 years!


Artificial flowers can be combined with organic flowers 

Some wedding planners and brides even use them or blend them with real flowers just to keep the costs of flowers at bay and avoid throwing these pricey decorations once the event ends. Whenever these artificial blooms are in use, the need to spray water on them to keep them looking fresh is unnecessary, too.  So you can enjoy whatever occasion without having to think about flowers not looking alive enough for the guests and the photos.  While buying artificial flower arrangements can be costly for big, one-time events, hiring them is an option Forever Flowering offers, too! Check out our Flower Hire Program to learn more about it.

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