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Varied Hues of Tulips to Vivify Your Surrounding

Preserved Tulip

Tulips basically hail from winter-rain Mediterranean vegetation or steppe. It prolifically survives in regions with cool, long springs and dry summers. However, this has not restricted its popularity from being spread across the world. Now, it can be artificially grown at your home or office. Many think that artificial flowers are hugely different from natural ones. Though this is a true fact, modern artificial flora production technology has changed the idea. Silk tulips can strikingly represent a range of beautifully blossoming tulips at your home.

Tulips are perennials that bloom in the spring from bulbs. If you adore the magnificent beauty of tulips and fantasize of being surrounded by these pretty blossoms, your fantasy can be enlivened now. You may live in a country where tulips are not a part of natural cultivation. However, these flowers are commercially produced in different regions across the world. Tulips are costly at places where it is not a native property. Even if you procure natural tulips, its beauty and blooming presence would be short-lived, only a few days.

Silk tulips would stay for years without requiring much maintenance. Silk flowers are growing popular today. You can decorate your interiors with a range of artificial silk flowers to attract visitors. Large silk tulips as well as small silk tulips can now be brought to your home or office. Artificial tulip plants would have a striking resemblance to natural tulip shrubs. Not only the flower, but the entire structure and look of a tulip plant can be imposed through silk tulip plants. Imagine the beauty of silky, colorful tulip petals with glossy green leaves and earthy brown stem. These tulips would stay at your home for years. You need not maintain, wash or cleanse it regularly. Silky blossoms would stun visitors. You can place these tulips anywhere at your office or home. If you need a more realistic feel, you can get these silk flowers planted in your garden amidst other flowers instead of in a pot. You can also build up an artificial garden consisting of vividly colored silk tulips. Such a garden at the entrance of your residence would not only stun visitors but passersby.

Tulips would automatically magnify your domestic surroundings. You can place these flowers on your table, in your garden, terrace, window, door entrance or some other place. The silky petals and leaves would invite you to touch these productions every now and then. Every visitor would feel that these are praiseworthy and is definitely going to point your intellectual interior decoration skills. Silky floral decorations at your home or office would create an amazing surrounding and make people feel that they are amidst the luxurious nature of spring. This amazing environment can be curved out just by a range of colorful, silky tulip flowers, which resemble closeness to nature. You will be able to buy silk tulips of different sizes and colors. Custom orders are accepted by commercialsilk.com.

Using Artificial Plants with Live Plants

Artificial plants are often a practical way to create a warm and inviting space when low light levels and inaccessibility prevent live options. Live plants can be expensive to install and maintain, so by using a combination of replica plants with real plants, it adds authenticity to artificial varieties and is an effective means of stretching a budget.

Silk Tropical Plants and TreesBy placing live plants at eye level and below, it creates the illusion that the whole interior space is live. Above, high planters that are difficult to water were planted with replica trees and grasses. Live plants placed throughout the space at eye level give the artificial varieties a genuine feel.

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Benefits Of Using Artificial Plants

Plants, whether live or artificial, instill a sense of tranquility and well being. The presence of greenery provides a relaxed atmosphere and creates a warm and inviting space. When artificial plants are used in combination with live plants, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between the two.

One of the main benefits of using artificial plants is that they are virtually pest-free. Some varieties of live plants are plagued with pests – mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites and fungus nats are all known to ravage live plants. Leaves and soil provide the food to support these pests and with artificial plants, there is no food supply, and thus, no pests.

Artificial plants also require virtually no maintenance. They require no water, sunlight or fertilizer. There are no special feeding requirements for artificial plants; only a slight dusting is required every couple months. Drafty, dark areas may be no match for a palm tree, but cold weather and low light levels are no obstacle for an artificial palm.Live plants continue to grow over time and a live ficus may eventually outgrow its space. They require special pruning and shaping to ensure the aesthetic is maintained. An artificial plant maintains its height, color and shape for years, without any effort. Artificial plants may be customized to fit with décor – an option live plants do not provide.

Artificial plants allow you to let nature in, without really having to do so.

Artificial Trees In Commercial Space
Artificial trees in commercial space.

Misconceptions About Artificial Plants

There are many misconceptions about artificial plants including their cost, maintenance, authenticity, and benefits in comparison to live plants. At Commercial Silk Int'l, our technological advancements with artificial greenery have paved a new path for the silk industry.

More often than not, silk plants are believed to be expensive. In reality, the price range for artificial options vary greatly and there are a variety of solutions to meet every budget when utilizing silk plants. Similar to cars, there are used Chevy trucks and high end Maseratis in the world of plants. The initial investment may be high, but the return is far greater due to their longevity and low maintenance.

In regards to maintenance, silk plants are often thought to be a hassle to clean and delicately constructed. Most artificial plants only require a light cleaning every six months which involves a light dusting or a damp wipe down. While real plants require water, fertilization, light and proper soil, artificial plants need no water, no fertilization, no light nor soil. Silk plants are virtually maintenance-free. The dark corner of your bedroom is no match for a real hibiscus, but an artificial one provides the same beauty and charm without requiring special light. A desert may be no match for a real ivy covered trellis, but an artificial one made with our UV protected leaves will last years without any care. Our artificial plants at Commercial Silk Int'l require no soil – each plant is anchored in a secure grow pot filled with foam or concrete, or industrial strength base.

Silk plants are often thought of as looking plastic and fake. At Commercial Silk Int'l, high attention to detail is paid to the components and construction of each artificial product. When compared side by side, it is almost impossible to identify which plant is real and which is fake.

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Artificial Orchid
Artificial Orchid

The benefits of utilizing plants in spaces are widely known and artificial plants provide many of the same. Greenery, whether live or artificial, adds energy and provides warmth to a space. Artificial plants add tranquility and a sense of well-being. The use of real and fake plants in the workplace has proven to boost productivity and lower stress levels. Plants help absorb noise and produce a calming effect in a workspace.

We take great pride in the authenticity of our products at Commercial Silk Int'l. We are always looking for the best and most natural appearance technology can provide when manufacturing artificial plants. View all of our products in our gallery.

Silk Plants Creating the Best Vertical Wall Gardens

Vertical Wall Garden

Vertical gardens are all the rage as they provide a sense of peace amidst the harsh urban lifestyle. Although popular, installation and maintenance have become quite cumbersome.

Installing a vertical garden with real plants will need proper irrigation for keeping the plants alive. The irrigation will depend on the level of heat and ultraviolet exposure that the plants enjoy. The exposure to sun rays will depend on the location of the vertical garden. If it’s an indoor garden, then you need to place UV light bulbs for offering proper heat and light to the garden. On the other hand, in case of outdoor gardens, it becomes hard to regulate the harsh sunlight.

Real plants will grow and demand more maintenance. However, no matter how much you invest in maintenance, each real plant comes with a specific life span. After a certain time period, you will have to clear off the dead plants and replace them with the new plant that matches well with the design of the installed vertical garden. Though the real plants in the vertical gardens offer a scenic beauty, they demand a lot of maintenance and care.

Thanks to the improved and advanced technologies, an alternative to real vertical garden is a silk plant vertical wall garden. At Commercial Silk Int’t, we understand current market trends and artificial plants accordingly. We believe in offering the best of both worlds, live and artificial.

We offer made to order vertical gardens with life-like silk plants. Our vertical gardens are crafted by the best men of the industry, who believe in incorporating all client specifications. Lush green leaves have the best texture and are hand crafted with the finest details. The faux plants require zero maintenance, irrigation nor UV light.

These beautifully crafted silk vertical gardens can be installed both indoors and outside. Once installed, these artificial vertical gardens require no special climate conditions or light levels. Minimal effort is required to change the plant as their color and texture remains fresh year-round..

Silk plants in vertical gardens overcome the challenges of live plants and provide the same beauty and aesthetic appeal as real plants. At Commercial Silk Int’l, we we have the best team of professionals that will design your vertical garden to match your specifications. Visit us online at Silk Plants and Trees www.commercialsilk.com or call (800) 241-2718 for more information.

Ficus – History, Plant Care, & Types of Artificial Ficus Trees

silk ficus trees Ficus is one of the most well known tropical plants and this detailed report summarizes the common ficus names, a general description of the ficus genus, geography of the ficus variety, uses and types of artificial ficus.

Common Name: Ficus

Additional Ficus Names: Fig, Ficus Benjamina (Weeping Fig or Benjamin's Fig), Ficus Lyrata (Fiddle-Leaf Fig), Alii, Ficus Elastica (Indian Rubber Plant), Ficus Carica (Common Fig), Ficus Sycamorus (Sycamore Fig), etc...

Ficus Description: The genus Ficus belongs to the family Moraceae, and there are around 850 species of trees, shrubs, vines, etc... They are an important food resource for wildlife in the tropics, and in some cultures, they are highly important for places of worship and also for their many practical uses. There is evidence that 2 types of the Fig (Common Fig and Sycamore Fig) were among the first plant species that were deliberately bred for agriculture in areas throughout the Middle East, possibly starting more than 11,000 years ago. If this is true, the cultivation of the Ficus would precede the cultivation of grain by hundreds of years.

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Mobile Shrubs and Concourse Bird Nests

 

This edition of Silk Plants and Trees In The News brings us a few oddball stories from around the country and confirms that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

Moving Artificial Shrub Plant A reminder that you probably haven’t seen it all comes courtesy of artist Justin Shull. Something in his artist brain told him to construct a mobile shrub rover made of silk plants. The rover, which appears from the video to be able to handle both normal streets and off-road conditions, has a side hatch door revealing a box shaped compartment with enough room to fit a lone driver. No windows, no problem. The roving shrub is also outfitted with cameras and small LCD screens inside for navigation.

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Plant Decorated Hidden Cameras, Soil Readers, and Humidifiers

Silk Plant Technology

With technology becoming more and more a part of our daily lives it was only a matter of time before the silk plant industry got in the game. As you'll see in the examples below, faux plants are being used as soil meters, humidifiers and cloak and dagger spy tools reminiscent of your favorite James Bond movies. Not surprisingly, the "devices" discussed perform many of the same functions as normal silk plants -- to enhance, shape, or disguise contraptions or sights that are best served hidden.

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How to Unbox and Shape a Silk Plant

When you buy silk plants from Commercial Silk Int'l, they will often arrive in a cardboard box. To unbox your silk plant you'll need a simple set of tools, and to properly shape it you'll just need your set of hands and a delicate touch.

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How To Create Silk Topiary Plants

Silk topiary plants are ideal for hard-to-reach areas, indoor locations with limited light, and places where live potted plants cannot grow. Commercial Silk Int'l craftsmen take pride in creating quality decorative silk topiaries, and this informational video demonstrates the process of creating a silk topiary plant.

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