Are you decorating your home for the holidays? Which do you prefer?
Fratantoni Lifestyles
November 11, 2013 in Polls
A question that has been lingering around our office is whether or not consumers prefer real plant decorations or artificial plant decorations.

If you would vote and write a brief description as to why you voted the way you did that would be amazing! We love hearing from everyone in the community and hope everyone has a safe and joyous holiday season!

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[houzz=Artifical PlantsPreserved Boxwood, Square Wreath]

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Artificial Plant Decorations
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motownmom
I decorate several rooms for the holidays. I happen to use artificial for most of it (the trees are faux, as are some accents) because I like the holidays so much I want the decor out for several weeks. Set up around Thanksgiving, always taken down before the Super Bowl in February, LOL.

I do, however, pick some evergreen boughs from my trees in my yard for the original and irreplaceable smell of fresh evergreens. These go in tall vases or on the table for low slung decorative green accents.
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chookchook2
Lots of light here in Australia to support real plants, plus they give off oxygen for humans.
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mamadubbs
I'm not good with plants. I've managed to kill every single live plant I've ever had. It's a miracle my kids survived!
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gypsyrose17
On the Moss Obelisk it looks like snakes wrapping around it....ugh :(
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happyasaclam
I need living things around me. I love to see my efforts reflected in their growth and healthiness. Ditto on the snake things, gypsyrose. Those are one class of living things I will not encourage!! Eeekkkk!!!
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Boerne Kitchens and Baths
We tend to decorate with live plants for the smells.
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Fratantoni Lifestyles
Thanks everyone who participated! Looks like Real Plants won this poll!

Fratantoni Lifestyles
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halfpint2
I love decorating with dried materials, and bought an artificial tree last year. Although I love the way a real tree smells, I don't like to cut them down and then throw them away. I also buy poinsettia plants in pinks and whites which I love. I can't risk having the real thing around my dogs. I like your tree. :)
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Jeannette White
I go with artificial because I have no green thumb and no memory to nurture plants. Artificial are easier because all I have to do is wipe them down.
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