I tell people that I don't have a green thumb and that I can't even grow stuff that grows next to a freeway! So, I resort to plastic, silk and otherwise artificial forms of greenery. Inside the house, it's mostly because the cats would eat, spill, destroy anything alive. Outside, well, I nurture my cats well, but just don't have the time to nuture plant life.
So, I may be the only person you know who has plastic herbs in her strawberry pot, and fake Aloe Vera in her bathroom, and very realistic Chickens & Hens in her living room, and realistic flowers in her kitchen windowsill. Before this sounds so trashy, or "plastic doilie-like", I do get high end fakery, and here's some proof...
Ps: I do have a few living plants outside...Rosemary, bush roses, mint and catnip, but they are very low maintenance, hence they survive me ignoring them. They haven't come to life quite yet, so the last 3 photos are of honest-to-goodness real, springtime daffodils, grape hyacinth and forsythia in other peoples gardens!
Ps: I am not a gardener, but have many gardening bloggie friends...you will enjoy this site, A Blog of Note!
Mr Brown Thumb