Why Is Artificial Boxwood So Popular?
Boxwood foliage is horticulturally popular with many gardeners, landscapers and homeowners. Artificial Boxwood is ideal for interior landscapes, because of its minimal maintenance - artificial plants only need a yearly dusting, but do not require watering or trimming. Boxwood shrubs and bushes are popular because of their shaping, cutting and pruning abilities. Our artificial Boxwood topiaries can be shaped to any form. For example, we manufacture artificial Boxwood topiary animals, unique for each client; our spiral Boxwood topiary and Boxwood topiary balls are popular in formal decor, and our Boxwood privacy screens are a great visual screen to hide unsightly views. Boxwood topiaries and Boxwood hedges can theme landscapes, and our topiary forms include all sizes of Boxwood spirals, Boxwood shrubs, Boxwood balls, and Boxwood bushes.
The Boxwood leaf tapers from a round base: the very small and shiny leaves are leathery to the touch. Boxwood bushes and Boxwood hedges act as a privacy screen as our foliage is thick on every branch.
Boxwood is recognized under several names including box bush, English shrub, European Boxwood, common Boxwood and pale Boxwood. This slow growing evergreen was introduced to North America in the mid-1600s, and is native to Europe, Asia, Africa, Madagascar, and South and Central America with the majority of Boxwood species tropical or subtropical.
[more] Indoor artificial Boxwood by Commercial Silk International can be impregnated with our inherently fire retardant chemical during manufacturing, offering consistent fire protection. Our Boxwood foliage can also be used in exterior applications with our UV inhibitor. These chemicals are blended with the fabric as well as the plastic or PVC parts so you wont see or feel a tacky surface film. Our outdoor foliages have been tested for colorfastness according to ASTM G 155-05, and after one year of UV exposure equivalent to Miami, Florida, our product had NO COLOR LOSS visible by sight.
The Elephant in the Room is Silk Topiary
As we grow older many things change, but our childhood fascination with animals often follows us into adulthood. The same giraffes, rhinos and other creatures that filled our coloring books and bedtime stories we now admire on Animal Planet and movies like March of the Penguins. As anyone with a pet knows, few things are more gratifying than having affection for an animal and getting it back in return, whether young or old.
Our fascination with animals is deeply ingrained in cultures worldwide, often reflected in works of art and architecture. Following this cue, plantscapers and commercial designers are wise to incorporate animal based themes and silk topiary animals into commercial spaces. Doing so can tug at heartstrings and provide memorable experiences.
When deciding whether to include an artificial animal in your commercial project, first make sure it fits your design objectives. For a full-fledged rainforest or jungle theme, silk topiary animals can bring a setting to life. Silk animals can also add an intriguing touch where least expected, such as a church or park.
Next, pick the right silk. Boxwood topiary is a highly flexible material made to be bent, curved, and twisted, allowing for the precise molding of shapes and lines required to create an authentic looking animal. Boxwood can also be constructed into silk balls, silk obelisks, and other interesting shapes.
To make your topiary animal even more interactive, allow it to be strong and durable enough to bear weight. When seeing a Boxwood elephant topiary, for example, curious minds will congregate. They will want to touch it to get a sense of how it was made. Kids will want to climb on it, and parents will want to take their picture. In these cases, make sure to provide an easy method for climbing the animal, preferably with a built-in ladder or a step structure subtly constructed into the animal itself.
In the end, a well-conceived project integrated with silk topiary animals can make for good childhood memories while reminding parents of theirs.