Plastic Public Plantings? Seriously?

A little over a week ago, I had an eye exam at my local mall.

Usually I am distracted by things like what the little kiosks in the aisles are selling , or, if it’s a holiday,  what the displays are like. Last time it was before Easter and there was an “Easter Bunny Court” and a whole display with that.

This time, nothing really stood out, so I was looking at the plants. This–to my horror–is what I saw.


But that’s not the worst of it. There was this.


This wouldn’t even be attractive if it were alive. It looks half dead–and it’s plastic!

About the best of it was this.


And I have to say, this is just plain weird. Why is this plastic monstrosity in the middle of a mall in central Connecticut?

Now I know times are tough–but for a mall peddling Tiffany, and Brooks Brothers surely they can do better than plastic?! Even silk is more realistic!  Who sold them this bill of fake goods?

Someone really needs to get with the program!

2 thoughts on “Plastic Public Plantings? Seriously?

  1. tonytomeo April 21, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    OH MY! If that were not SO wrong, it would be laughable! Even in pictures, it is ridiculous! That pedestal in the last picture would be a nice spot for some nice sculpture, or nothing.

  2. gardendaze April 21, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Oh, sculpture is a nice idea–but of course having seen their taste in “plants,” I am a little worried about what that might look like.

    I am not sure any mall can just leave a pedestal empty. It just invites coffee cups, etc. But it’s a nice thought.


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