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The Great American Landscape

The two pictures below are just one step away from winning the 2015 Perfect American Landscape award. No weeds, nothing to mow, green all year, no bugs, no leaves to rake, nothing to trim, and lasts many years.  The first is a new landscape at a bank and the second is a new garden at the Allentown Zoo.

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Using plastic plants would eliminate the  pesky problem that real plants actually live, require water, and have leaves and branches that break or die.

Plantique-in-Allentown

Plantique-in-Allentown

I believe that in the next twenty years we might see the equivalent of Samsung or LG Landscapes offer a whole range of plastic, UV-resistant plants that solves the problems of using live plants. Landscape designers could design their own custom plants and landscapers could install any time of the year. Imagine no customer complaints about crooked stems, leaf spots, weeds, or dead plants. Buy an entire container from Korea and use the plants over ten years or more. Drought? No problem!  Voles? No problem! DEER? NO PROBLEM! Leaves? All things of the past.

Plantique Landscape at the Zoo II

A business idea for some young entrepreneur to consider. We don’t have time to do this because we’re too busy irrigating our plants..

 

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. What about the beautiful colors of the blooms, and the fragrance, and the nectar sources for our dwindling pollinators?

    What a dull, uninteresting idea…I hope we never come to that!

    Oh, I hope you are using drought tolerant plants 🙂

    1. I do think that the market will continue to diverge in the direction of two distinct poles. One end is the clean unchanging landscape and the other will be the more natural landscape. The empty gardens are examples of the former taken to their extreme manifestation (without using plastic) and the other extreme could be the actual restoration of a home landscape. Of course there will always be plenty of middle ground; this is what keeps designers and landscapers so busy and diverse.

  2. You are a trendsetter. Plastic plants are the future. Bland, never changing,no challenge,and easily replaced, just like most people these days. So are you then a landscape designer or a Plastic Planter? Plastic plants and flowers have been a mainstay of the Cemetery market for years. Good luck with your venture

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