My many clients in the Palm Springs Valley—from those seeking expertise in decorating their homes to party planners who need to make their events pop—are always clamoring for fabulous, fun, and sometimes far-fetched ways to accomplish their goals. And as much as I hate giving away one of my trade secrets, there is often one easy solution…head on over to Plants4U in Rancho Mirage.
You are forgiven if on your first visit you don’t realize that the huge store is not a florist full of cut flora. Their selection of silk plants, flowers, trees, and succulents is quite amazing, and truly the most realistic I’ve ever seen. In business for over 24 years—18 in the same shopping center and two years in their present expanded location—Bill and Mark and their great team have amassed a virtual jungle that begs you to stroll the aisles. Try to imagine how you want to enhance your home with their gorgeous products, and if you have questions, you’re never far from an answer. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of their free in-home consultation to assist you in getting things just right. They’ll help you find that perfect plant—or perfect orchids that never die, or floral arrangements that never fade—and make your home shine at prices from a ten spot for a few simple stems to ten Benjamins for some of the most life-like trees and desert plants you can imagine.
Plants4U also carries a great selection of home accessories, including candles and candleholders, lamps, clocks, and a wide assortment of framed art. I love this place, and the staff couldn’t be easier to work with for both professional and amateur decorators. Just remember to not water the plants. Trust me, gorgeous as they are, it’s easy to forget.