Restoration Hardware planters come in a variety of distinct styles reflecting an updated french country look and feel. This spring they are for sale on their own, with live Boxwood topiaries, or faux and preserved plants. However, most people don’t know that they can also be used with independently purchased silk plants, trees, and topiaries for almost any type of indoor and outdoor commercial project.
Restoration Hardware planter box product lines include the Versailles with rustproof cast aluminum, the Reclaimed Wood with thick planks of azobe wood, and the Ancient Vessel with handcrafted reproductions of Mediterranean storage pots. Silk plants can be hand-crafted specifically for these planters, whether they are balls, hedges, spirals, or even animals.
Boxwood bush, for example, is well complemented by an Azobe Salvaged Wood Planter. Faux Boxwood balls, on the other hand, can be used in the sand finished Weathered Cast Stone round planters as a uniquely modern and sophisticated design touch.
Silk plants have many advantages over live or preserved plants. There is little maintenance, no threat of dying or illness, and no sunlight hazard due to field-tested and proven outdoor U/V protection. They are perfect for cost-sensitive and sale hungry commercial landscapers and decorators looking to beautify hotels, casinos, and restaurants without hijacking ongoing care budgets.
Best of all, when working with a commercial wholesale supplier of silk plants, you can order product to the exact style and size you’d like, including some that will work perfectly with Restoration Hardware planters.
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.
Artificial Ribbon Grass
Artificial Flowering Azalea
- Planter Box
- Sphagnum moss, mulch or bark chips
- Spray foam
- Glue gun or styrofoam adhesive
- 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 the 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.