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Green Walls: Tiles Screens & Hedges

Architects and designers are exploring the application and versatility of artificial mats to create memorable environments through the use of topiaries, hedges, privacy screens and stylish green walls. Our artificial mat products are available in a variety of textures and colors ranging from Boxwood, Azalea, Ivy, Juniper to Grass, and are designed for flat or contoured ceilings and walls, for both interior or exterior applications.

Artificial Boxwood MatArtificial Azalea MatArtificial Ivy MatArtificial Juniper MatArtificial Grass MatArtificial Grass MatArtificial Azalea Mat

Packaged as a modular 12” x 12” tiles, our artificial mats are innovative products when considering that, for all intents and purposes, it is “plant wallpaper.” It is flexible enough for curved surfaces and can be cut to fit almost any space. To date it has been used on walls and ceilings and facades of many bars and restaurants. It has been tiled to serve as privacy hedges, has been shaped into hotel pool cabanas, has dressed up large commercial heating and air conditioner units, and more.

Artificial Green Roof

Our outdoor artificial mats come standard with UV resistance tested to have no color loss equivalent to a year’s worth of sun exposure, and is optionally manufactured with Commercial Silk Int’l signature Inherently Fire Retardant (IFR) foliage to pass muster with national and international fire codes. Our artificial mat products require no pruning, watering, fertilization or pest-control, so whether the application is for interior or exterior purposes, our artificial mat products are a versatile option for architects and designers alike.

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Extraordinary Silk Plant Sky Gardens

artificial plant sky garden Sky gardens have become a popular landscape choice for roof tops on buildings, restaurants and lounges, often competing for deck space. A green wall effect created with UV rated outdoor artificial plants creates ambiance in an otherwise dull high-rise building outdoor area. These silk plant garden decks utilize vertical plants to maximize a restricted area, withs a curtain of artificial plants against vertical structures. Whatever the type of chosen sky plants, a vertical plant garden can pose challenges that professional landscapers have to grapple with to ensure a visually stimulating atmosphere without limiting space.

[more] sky garden plant conceptOpen sky gardens are subjected to the ravages of the very harsh environment of heat, strong winds and adequate water supply, along with sometimes a challenging accessibility to maintain living plants and constant temperature fluctuations. In our example of an extraordinary sky garden, artificial plants were installed on a partially covered food court deck area. The outdoor rated silk plants were vertically placed on part of the deck and also covered outdoor concrete columns, which added visual interest to the atmosphere and enhanced the height of the ceilings. artificial roof top plants

Initial considerations of using tiered planters and growing live plant creepers on wire mesh were some of the ideas explored to cover these outdoor concrete columns. However, an artificial plant solution was the most cost efficient and the most practical. Studies of the site revealed that light would not be adequate for living plants to grow on the deck area. Artificial plants with outdoor UV protective properties could withstand the heat, harsh winds and temperature fluctuations of the high rise column's vertical surfaces. Although silk plants do not require very much maintenance, the green wall was mounted on tracks to enable accessibility for the maintenance team.

This fake plant green wall is an example of how high rise landscape limitations can be solved with quality plants and creative thinking.

Fake Ivy Plants - Leaves, Vines, & Garland Fake Ivy Plants

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Fake Ivy plants, including leaves, vines, walls, and garlands, make for excellent decorative materials for interior and exterior landscaping. Ivy can be used on almost anything, making for versatile design accessories that can be wrapped around poles, affixed to walls, made into privacy screens and cabanas, and more. Fake Ivy has been used as decoration in hotels, office buildings, and hospitals, to name a few, and continues to be a reliable option as more varieties of Ivy are replicated by manufacturers.

Fake Ivy Plants Varieties: Grape, Algerian, Kangaroo, Needlepoint, Oakleaf, English, Poison, Boston, Variegated, Swedish, Devils (Pothos), Colchis, Black Swedish, German.

[more] fake ivy leaves Fake Ivy Leaves Description: The genus Ivy belongs in the plant family Araliaceae and there are fifteen species in total. Ivy plants can be climbing or ground creeping and are generally classified as a woody vine. On suitable surfaces, such as trees, rocks, lumber structures or walls, Ivy plants can climb from 3 feet to at least 100 feet above the ground -- Ivies are vigorous climbers! They are often found covering the sides of buildings, make for lovely hanging plants, and the smaller varieties can be used as ground cover for large potted plants. Today’s technology combined with expert craftsmanship can result in faux Ivy leaves that look just like the real thing.

Ivy plants have 2 types of leaves – lobed and unlobed. Lobed or juvenile leaves are usually found on creeping and climbing stems, while unlobed, or adult leaves, are found on flowering stems exposed to full sun. The juvenile stem is slender and more flexible, while the adult stem is thicker, self-supporting, and without roots. Most Ivy leaves come in variegated shades of cream, gray, and yellow. The unusual plant leaf shapes of the Ivies attract native wildlife, and are used for designing in a narrow planting space or tall-wide walls with problem coverage. Faux Ivy leaves can be made to replicate all of these interesting colors and idiosyncrasies.

fake ivy garland Fake Ivy Vines Description: Ivy vines attach by twining to other plants or surfaces and objects. When climbing while twining around objects, the diameter of the vines stem increases as it grows. Sometimes this growth can damage other plants or simply become too much, requiring maintenance when used on buildings. The most infamous type of Ivy is poison Ivy (technically it is a woody vine). The oil that this plant produces is capable of causing a severe skin rash resulting in itching, inflammation, and, in severe cases, blistering of the skin. In each case, fake Ivy Vines can be crafted to look just like the real thing without the maintenance headaches, though not many people want to be around poison Ivy, either real or fake!

Fake Ivy Garland Uses: Ivy garlands can be used for many things, but are mostly used for holiday and party decoration. They look great on dinner tables and can also be used as jewelry for people in festive moods. Ivy garlands are a simple way to accent a garden centerpiece, such as a birdbath or a trellis. Fake Ivy garlands, which can be made to look like authentic Ivy plants, can be re-used year-round for all occasions.

fake ivy wall Fake Ivy Wall Lineage: Ivy walls can be found in the Atlantic Islands, western, central, and southern Europe, northwestern Africa, and across south central Asia east to Japan. Several Ivy walls have also been found in the southern parts of the former Soviet Union, and a few different wall constructs have been found in California, Hawaii, Oregon, New Zealand, and Australia. Ivy walls prefer bright, indirect light, and cool temperatures. They like the soil to be moist during the growing season and prefer well-drained soil. They do not fair well in dry, hot air and prefer to be kept on the slightly cool side. It is safe to say that fake Ivy wall decoration is not as finicky, but does require some periodic cleaning to keep it looking fresh.
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