When I was a kid we used to press flowers and leaves in books. Every once in a while I still find a fern or a daisy in an old book. You can get the same feeling without the mildew!
Fabric houseplants are totally the way to go. They never drop their leaves out of sadness like real plants.
Intimidate your plants into staying alive when you leave town for a weekend.
A live plant can be a great, chic accessory and a handy oxygen generator right under your nose!
I do not have a green thumb, in fact, it's like the thumb of death. This is one plant I could maybe, possibly keep looking fresh.
Available at: Perpetual Kid http://www.perpetualkid.com/power-planter.aspx ($16)
My plants would be happier with a piggie friend for when I'm not around.