Why is this bad feng shui? Does this thought arise from the fact that the flowers are dead? The lumber in our furniture is made of dead wood, also. If people enjoy dried flowers because of their beautiful color, form, or scent, what is wrong with this? However, a dead plant or tree is a different issue. There is already no use for it, so why keep it around? Also, there is the issue of artificial flowers (silk flowers). People use artificial flowers to decorate the space with their form and color. This can be useful sometimes. However, I would definitely prefer to use a living plant. Living plants provide energy, make energy connections, and cleanse and harmonize the space.