If you are looking for a way to soften the overall look of your veranda and make it look more welcoming, plants provide the ideal way to do just that.
However you still have a choice to make – are you going to go for real plants or opt for fake ones instead?
Perhaps unsurprisingly both options have their advantages and disadvantages. If you are a keen gardener then real plants will be your only option, as part of the joy of filling your veranda with plants will be in the growing of them in the first place.
If you aren’t known for your green fingers however, fake plants may be a better choice. They remove the stress of having to grow and maintain real plants on a daily basis, with all the knowledge that entails. If you are prepared to spend some cash to get fake plants that are very lifelike then there is no reason why they shouldn’t blend in and look completely natural.
One major disadvantage of having fake plants is that you won’t be able to enjoy the glorious scents that real plants and flowers bring. You can always buy a similar scent to spray on them, but it just isn’t the same as the real thing. You also won’t be able to enjoy watching your plants grow and flourish during the year.
The amount of time you have available to tend to your plants during the course of the year may also influence your decision. If there is a particular plant you would like to have on your veranda, but you know that it requires a lot of care and attention, it may be a better option to find an artificial version.
You also have a third option to consider – why not use a combination of both fake and real plants to achieve the perfect look you need, with only minimal upkeep required?
With careful planning and a spot of research, your veranda could benefit from having both kinds of plants. For example, if you have a limited budget to spend on plants you will find that you can bulk out the real plants by mixing some fake ones in with them.
In short, it might not be an all or nothing option to have real plants or not. Your veranda can look wonderful all year round with a great mix of plants to draw the attention of all your visitors – so long as you are creative with your budget and your purchases.