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I booked a florist today for my daughter's wedding next February. She presented us with a cornucopia of pictures illustrating the 'pretty' she creates with fresh flora. I drooled. Is there anything more delightful than a fresh flower arrangement...any time of year.

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 If I could find my missing 'greenthumb' my home would NEVER be without fresh clusters of blooms.  Alas, I am not particularly thoughtful of my fresh cut blossoms. I also have trouble cutting the floral apron strings when my once fresh, pristine arrangement is dragging it's butt and there are more petals scattered on the table than on the stem. I have difficulty tossing them in the compost.

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For this reason, I sometimes gravitate to faux flowers.  I know, I know.... a huge faux pas to flower purists. But I ask you...can you always tell the difference, even from a short distance?
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I have included pictures of real and faux flower arrangements in this post.  Can you spot the fresh vs faux ?