What are the petal forests? They are some of the easiest, cheapest forests we’ve made, and and it all started with….. flowers. Yes, we stripped flowers of their petals, leaves, stems, and any other parts that look interesting just so we can fill our table tops with forests full of vegetation. Now, before you go raid your neighbor’s garden, you might like to know we aren’t using real flowers. The kind we use are made of plastic and silk.
So where do these fake flowers grow? You can get them from just about any arts and crafts store, whose selections tend to change with the seasons. You could also, as with most things, get them online, but we find it easier to judge the potential of a plant when it is right in front of you. Plastic plants are about as varied as anything, and what you make of them depends on your imagination. Because of that, it can be hard to say what exactly you should be looking for. There are a few general things to keep in mind though:
- Try and picture how many terrain pieces you can make out of a plant.
- You can make more variety of pieces out of multipart/complex plants.
- Avoid the more realistic plants. Those are harder to take apart and expensive.
- Look for the stand-alone plants, not the ones in pots and vases.
- If something is in the wrong color, you can always paint it, or flock it.
- Though we have talked mostly about flowers, we really use a lot of different fake plants.
If you need inspiration, browse through these galleries and look forward for our future posts on specific plants.