Artificial Flowers- a ‘real’ Eyeopener
If I ran a survey asking people if they prefer real or artificial flowers, I would be confident most people would say ‘real’. I can totally understand this; fresh, real flowers are beautiful and have been a symbol of love and giving in our world for a long time.
There are, however, many times when they are not beautiful, practical, or appreciated. Today I want to open your eyes to the benefits of artificial flowers for the corporate market.
The practicalities can also be an issue for a busy workplace- water needs changed every two days to keep blooms fresh. You will often need to trim leaves and cut the stems regularly as well to maximise the value. The biggest issue, however, is warm workplaces where flowers can droop and look very unattractive in a matter of days. This can have a negative impact on your business.
Society can also have an issue with fresh flowers. A staggering 44% of British adults suffer from at least one allergy and the number of sufferers is on the rise. Almost half (48%) of sufferers have more than one allergy according to stats from Allergy UK. These stats are from a couple of years ago, so it is likely to be even higher now. Pollen can be a trigger for allergies and there are quite a few traditional ‘bouquet’ flowers that pack quite a pollen punch. If you are an allergy sufferer you will want to avoid chrysanthemums, daisies including gerbera, ordinary sunflowers and the bouquet stable Baby’s breathe or Gypsophila.
If you want an eye opener rather than an eye waterer, maybe it is time to look at switching to high quality luxury artificial flowers? They look good, they last, they are low maintenance and better still your customers, staff and clients can admire them with their eyes wide open.