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Outdoor Artificial Plant Solutions for Seasonal Changes

Outdoor artificial plant solutions can make updating your commercial exterior to reflect the seasons a simple and easy process. Outside of being easy to maintain, artificial plants add color year round, eliminate watering, pruning, and fertilizing costs, are great for locations where growing live plants is difficult, and can create interesting and character-adding themes.

This step-by-step instructional video will demonstrate how to create seasonal plant designs by rotating and switching out outdoor artificial plant products from Commercial Silk Int'l.

[more]Products Used:

  • Outdoor Artificial Azalea Hanging Plant
  • Outdoor Artificial Barberry (Green)
  • Outdoor Artificial Ribbon Grass (Fall)
  • Outdoor Artificial Cedar Plant
Materials Needed:
  • Grow Pot
  • Rock
  • Spray Foam
  • Sphagnum moss, mulch or bark chips
  • Glue gun or styrofoam adhesive
  • Window Box or Outdoor Planter
  • Outdoor Artificial Plants
Instructions:
To design an artificial plant interchangeable planter box, each single plant is potted into one grow pot, later to be easily inserted into your window box planter.
  • Layer rock several inches thick at the bottom of the grow pot to add ballast.

  • Dispense foam. Do not fill to the top of the grow pot. The foam will rise and expand.

  • Add moss as a top dressing for the plant; press into the foam. Allow to dry and set up overnight.

  • Using a glue gun, quickly spread glue onto the spear of the artificial plant.

  • Press the plant into the foam filled grow pot, thus gluing it into the foam. Repeat steps 1-5 for each plant.

  • Place all potted plants into the window box planter. The weight of the rock in the grow pots will keep the artificial plants secure in harsh weather conditions.

  • Gently shape the artificial plants for a healthy and groomed appearance — all leaves should gracefully reach towards the light.

  • When you want a fresh look, easily remove a plant and insert another prepared plant.
With these simple steps you'll have a fully functional artificial plant solution for keeping up your outdoor planters with the seasons.

Outdoor Artificial Flowers: A Compilation of Window Box Designs

Outdoor artificial flowers add dimension to your landscape with a variety of plant colors and textures, especially when implemented into window box designs. The following presentation of window planter box designs was created with a variety of outdoor artificial plants.

[more]Plants used include:

  • Slide 1:
    Artificial Ribbon Grass (Burgundy and Light Green)
  • Slide 2:
    Artificial Azalea Bush (Beauty)
    Artificial Asparagus Fern
  • Slide 3:
    Artificial Azalea Bush (Pink)
    Artificial Ribbon Grass (Burgundy, Light Green)
    English Ivy
  • Slide 4:
    Artificial Boxwood Bush
  • Slide 5:
    Artificial Cedar Bush
    Artificial Holiday Cedar Bush (Red Berries, Red Branches)
  • Slide 6:
    Artificial Azalea Bush (Pink)
    Artificial Ribbon Grass (Burgundy)
  • Slide 7:
    Artificial Azalea Bush (Cream)
    Artificial Barberry Bush (Burgundy)
  • Slide 8:
    Artificial Ribbon Grass (Green)
    Artificial English Ivy
  • Slide 9:
    Artificial Azalea Bush (Beauty)
    Artificial Azalea Bush (Cream)

How to Make a Planter Box with Silk Plants

With a few materials and a little time, you can make a planter box yourself with artificial silk plants provided by Commercial Silk Int’l.

[more]Products Used

Materials Needed

  • Planter Box
  • Rock
  • Sphagnum moss, mulch or bark chips
  • Spray foam
  • Glue gun or styrofoam adhesive

Instructions

  • Add a two-inch layer of rock to add ballast
  • Dispense foam. Do not fill to the top of the planter box. The foam will rise and expand on its own.
  • Add mulch. Press mulch into foam. Let dry and set up overnight.
  • Use a screwdriver to make a small guiding hole in the foam/mulch for each silk plant to be planted.
  • Using the glue gun, quickly spread glue onto one plant.
  • Press one plant into a hole, thus gluing it into the foam. Step and repeat.
  • Shape plants for a groomed appearance.



If you will be making a planter box or hanging planter for interior use, consider a basket with colorful artificial Bougainvillea flowers.

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