On a visit to Home Depot, I was wowed by a floral display of blooms so perfect that it was hard to believe that they were real. I sniffed these candy-colored hyacinths and the sweet scent of authenticity was there.
Easter really is almost here, with Easter lilies a-blooming, again not fake! This explosion of concentrated color was quite striking in the aisles of products where colors blend together. Arranging these pretty potted plants in rows with nary a stray decayed leaf only added to their visual impact.
Plastic can imitate the real McCoy to a certain extent, and so I apply the touch test...even if the eye is deceived, the touch is the immediate giveaway. There is a coolness and a certain vibrancy to a living plant when you touch it.