I admit I’ve pinched a few stems in my day. Are they real? Are they fake? And I’ve even had the debate with myself over whether fake flowers are an accepted decorating option. For some, of course, it’s a necessity; for example those of us that have allergies or animals that eat and then kill living plants. For others, as long as you find the right faux flowers, it’s just a longer lasting option that works great.
Check out silkflowers.com for a huge selection of realistic flowers, plants, trees and orchids. It ends up being a good investment because artificial flowers are always easily replaced temporarily with a fresh bouquet from the florist.