I hate this so so much I don’t understand why they feel the need to glue fake flowers on them when the real blooms are magnificent and sadly many people have no idea they are fake flowers same for the painted stuff they sell.
I very nicely speak to the manager and express my concerns. If enough of us do likewise, Home Depot and Lowe’s might stop the practice.
Unfortunately as long as they are selling they will continue to carry them I have tried to inform them how to properly care for most of the plants the torture every time I’m in there but they just don’t care and don’t have people who know about plants working in the garden center they always water them no matter what and just don’t care about taking advice from knowledgeable people.
As to the painting and the glued on flowers please understand that is taking place at the point of origin and not at the retailer . Please also know that very few big box retail employees have any control or input as to what they have on sale or product selection . Your time would be better served voicing your concerns directly to corporate instead of at the store level.