Final Delivery – Righ side covered with artificial outdoor boxwood
Final Delivery – Righ side covered with artificial outdoor boxwood
When we ship custom large topiaries or live trees, we must put them on a pallet or crate them. We typically do not know the details of shipping your order until it is built. We can provide an estimated quote for pallet, making a crate and shipping costs, but the real cost of shipping is known when we are ready to ship. Thus, shipping is just a quote on the shopping cart.
Also, if you need to use a tail gate lift to unload the crate or pallet at the destination, this is an additional charge we are imposed by the shippers.
We have found shipping to be cheaper if we make the topiary in smaller pieces and you would need to assemble the topiary upon arrival and typically do not need an automated tail gate lift to unload the pallet or crate as the topiary would ship in standard shipping boxes to the destination.
Applicable fees for shipping a large over sized custom topiary is the cost to make the crate or slate to fit on a pallet or fee to take an existing pallet to hold the trees upright for shipping, plus the shipping cost and optional tail gate lift.
Below is an example of a crated horse topiary to ship as a whole piece.
When you’re looking for an attractive, long-lasting style for your home, business, or garden area, consider the beauty of topiary plants. These bring an immediate sense of timeless style and relaxing beauty to any area you’d like to place them. You don’t need to worry about the care of topiaries, because we can provide the tools and advice you need to get started. It won’t be as hard as you think to maintain your new topiaries and enjoy them for a long time to come. Some of the styles that we have available include:
Advantages of Topiaries
Advantages of topiaries vary from owner to owner. For some, the classical beauty of these plants is calming and provides a balanced and peaceful decor for their property. For others, trimming and shaping the topiaries provides an interesting hobby that encourages patience and attention to detail. Some prefer artificial topiaries that require very little care.
Indoor Uses – Highly Recommend Preserved Topiary
Indoor topiaries can provide the beauty of nature where the color and shape of the plant adds a special addition to the decor of a room. Using live plants adds the health benefits of living vegetation to the indoors. Using artificial ones provides easy-care beauty.
Using a variety of outdoor topiaries is an excellent way to develop a balanced and striking visual approach to any building entrance. They frame gardens, provide privacy, and add detail to bare walls or walkways. Any kind of topiary will serve outdoors.
Live topiaries stand at attention anywhere they are needed. They provide the calming sense of a well-controlled environment. They can be shaped and reshaped according to tastes. Their natural beauty helps filter the air while adding emphasis on the views around a property.
The true advantage of an artificial topiary is that it takes little care. Whether used indoors or outside, they provide long-lasting, dependable style. Artificial topiaries are as beautiful as the natural varieties. They maintain their carefully constructed shapes so that you can enjoy them without worry.
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Visit us today online or in person to see what we have to offer in topiaries. We will happily discuss your needs and show you the variety of live and artificial plants that we maintain. Our selection is extensive, and we’ll help you find the right choices for your needs.
Add a Lifelike Topiary Animal to the Garden Such as a Horse
Weddings can be expensive. It’s common for some couples to spend tens of thousands to make their big day truly special. Thankfully, one way you can save money is by making artificial topiary for your wedding reception. This will reduce costs for your reception centerpieces and impress your guests to boot!
Transforming your wedding reception with artificial topiary
You can certainly use real topiary for your wedding decorations, but you can save a significant amount of money by making your own artificial plants and flowers instead. The beauty of using artificial topiary is that it allows you to experiment with a wide range of colors and arrangements before deciding on a final design.
Furthermore, you can create your arrangement well in advance of the wedding which gives you less to worry about as the big day draws closer.
Supplies you’ll need to make your own topiary
The following instructions are for creating your own silk flower topiary. The supplies you need are as follows:
Everyone will have a different vision for their centerpiece so the type and quantity of supplies you’ll need will vary case by case. One way you can go about it is to glue ribbons around the pot that will hold the silk flowers. You can also paint the pot; the choice is up to you.
As a beginner, it may be easier for you to design one type of flower. However, if you feel confident with the process and have a firm handle of what you’re doing, then you may want to increase the types of flower designs that you use.
Steps to make artificial topiary
Making silk topiary flowers is surprisingly simple. Follow these steps in order, and you’ll be making your own silk flower topiary in no time!
Step one: Decorate your pot in any way you desire whether it be with ribbons or paint. Wait for any glue or paint to dry before proceeding to the next step.
Step two: Take your moss and place it into your pot until full while the wooden dowel is inside. Now set it aside as you proceed to the next step.
Step three: Take your silk flowers and cut them from the stem while you have them in small clusters. Now glue them to the Styrofoam until it’s covered completely.
Step four: Place the Styrofoam display onto the wooden dowel and add leaves or a bow to finish the job.
What about Live Topiary?
While artificial topiary is an excellent choice for those who enjoy “DIY” projects, that does not mean you can’t use live topiary, including outdoor topiary, for your wedding reception. It can take some time for live topiary to fill their frames (up to six months in some instances), so you’ll need to plan well in advance before your wedding.
When it comes to growing your own live topiary two frames are typically used – two and three dimensional. When three-dimensional frames are used, the enclosure is filled with sphagnum moss, and climbing vine is placed through and around it. With a two dimensional frame, the same process is performed. However, the climbing vine is just wrapped around it.
How to make 2-dimensional topiary artforms
Take your climbing vine (such as ivy) and place it into a pot and place your frame into the middle. Now, wrap the climbing vine around the wire until satisfied. Be mindful if the vine has any leaves on it you should cut them as you wrap it around the frame. Also, you should only wrap the frame in a single direction.
How to make 3-dimensional topiary artforms
The very first thing you should do with a 3-dimensional topiary display is ensure that the frame has been seated securely within a pot. Moss can cause the entire display to topple over due to its weight (especially when it’s wet).
To proceed, saturate sphagnum moss with water and proceed to place it within the frame. Once you’ve filled the frame, you can either use a small dowel or your finger to poke a few holes where you will place roots of the climbing vine within. Proceed to wrap the frame with the vines.
Properly caring for topiary
Caring for artificial topiary is simple though it takes attention to detail to ensure they remain pristine until your wedding day. Cover your artificial topiary or store them somewhere where they will not accumulate dust.
As you pack your artificial topiary together, you’ll need to figure out how to packthem loosely enough so the flowers aren’t smashed together, but tight enough that the bases don’t move.
When it comes to caring for living topiary, you’ll need a bit of a green thumb to keep them alive and healthy until your wedding day. As with any plant, your live topiary will need plenty of sunlight and water to thrive.
Different types of plants often have different needs in order to thrive. Do your research on the type of plant you decide to use so you can care for it properly.
Using topiary for your big day
Topiaries have always been a popular centerpiece for modern-day wedding receptions. Whether artificial or living, there are a variety of ways you can go about decorating your wedding reception the right way. If you’re looking for ideas, supplies, and topiary of all shapes and sizes visit Topiary Tree today.
We’ve all seen images of beautiful topiary that adorn the lawns of upscale hotels, mansions, and other places of prominence. If you’ve always wanted to have your own topiary display to beautify your garden we’re here to offer guidance. We’ve assembled 7 expert tips and tricks to help greatly improve the aesthetic of your garden.
1) Know the purpose before choosing the plant
There are several factors you need to keep in mind to achieve your desired topiary display:
Are you looking for a seasonal display, or do you wish to add a permanent topiary fixture to your garden? For example, the boxed leafed privet is a compact evergreen shrub that’s ideally suited for long-lasting topiary displays. They’re also perfectly suited for use with wireframes because they can be easily woven into place. Understanding the purpose, length of time, and desired result of your topiary will allow you to pick the right plant for the job.
2) Purchase Prearranged topiary
If you’re not interested in designing topiary yourself, you can simply purchase a topiary plant from stock shapes. Topiary Tree has a massive selection of stock shapes and live topiary too. Simply purchase the shape you prefer and place it in the ideal space in your garden.
3) Always be aware that time will play the biggest role
When it comes to live topiary, time will always play the biggest role. Simply put, it takes time for your plants to mature. Therefore, don’t expect a work of art to spring to life overnight. It will take time for your plant to mature and it will eventually begin to take shape as the seasons come and go.
4) Trim your topiary regularly
There are multiple reasons why you should trim your topiary. For one, allowing your topiary to grow out of control will take away from the overall presentation. Just think of it as giving your plants a proper haircut!
In addition, it’s always a good idea to ensure your topiary has sufficient air circulation. Thinning out thick foliage will allow air and light to reach the body of the plant which will improve its overall health.
5) Tips for working with foliage with smaller leaves
If you have plants in your garden that are dense, with small leaves, then there are a few simple shapes you can start with to transform them into beautiful works of art. Pyramids and ball shapes often work for this particular plant type. Don’t worry if you have no clue how to begin cutting your plants into a specific shape.
You can easily purchase metal wire topiary frames to help guide the process. Simply place the frame around the plant and trim around it. As the plant continues to grow, trim it on a regular basis so that it retains its unique shape. With that being said, leave around 3 – 5cm of growth to allow the plant to fill in.
6) Repot the plant every couple of years
To ensure your topiary stays nice and healthy, remove the plant from its current plot and place it within another pot with fresh soil. In instances where repotting isn’t an option, lift the plant and use a knife to carefully remove some of the roots and soil from the root ball.
7) Care for your topiary no matter what type of plant you use
There are many types of plants to choose from to create your topiary display. Some of the more popular plants include Hall trees, English ivy, Sweet Bay and much more. No matter what you decide to choose, you’ll need to care for your topiary properly to ensure its longevity.
Though each topiary may have its own nuances when it comes to proper care, ensure that all of your plants have deep, fertile soil in a partially shaded area in your garden to ensure they thrive.
Caring for your topiary can be hard work. However, employing the right tips and tricks will make your efforts much easier to manage. If you’re interested in beautifying your garden with topiary turn to Topiary Tree.
They have a wide variety of topiary that’s suited for both indoor and outdoor use. Furthermore, they offer care instructions to help you care for your live topiary plants, and they provide supplies perfectly suited for your topiary needs. Contact Topiary Tree today to begin transforming your garden!
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Live preserved topiaries are the really live plants or trees with no maintenance and will last for years to come. Texture, look and display of these topiaries are real. Our boxwood topiaries are most popular.
CONE SHAPE PRESERVED LIVE TOPIARIES
Live preserved cone shaped topiary trees and bushes for the home. These plants are the real thing, but glycerin is used to preserve them so that you never need to keep them watered or trimmed. Ranging in size from one to five feet in height, these plants make an impressive addition to the entryway or another part of the home. Learn more about live cone shape topiaries.
Artificial trees tend to look to fake and collect dust. You can get the low maintenance of a faux topiary with the look of a real one in a preserved topiary. These plants are real, grown topiaries trimmed into a cone shape that are slowly dried out and treated with glycerin to keep them looking fresh. Homeowners can find small foot tall plants for side tables or tall five foot plants to place on the floor. They make great entry way markers. Live preserved cone shaped topiary trees are as low-maintenance as it gets. These trees require no maintenance or watering. On average they last between seven to ten years, depending on the type of tree. Boxwood trees last about seven years, while a eucalyptus lasts ten years. You will only need to dust it now and then to keep the leaves looking bright and green. When looking for something that fits well with your lifestyle, turn to a topiary.
BALL SHAPE PRESERVED LIVE TOPIARIES
A decorative display made with a preserved ball topiary plant is the perfect choice for those seeking something low effort. You can purchase petite or tall ball shaped topiaries to decorate the interior of your home in style. These unique plants are grown, dried, and gently preserved with a glycerin solution. Moss, boxwood, and juniper ball topiaries are all beautiful choices for the home. Learn more about live ball shape topiaries.
Decorate fast and easy with preserved ball topiaries for the home. These unique plants make a great addition to the entryway, hallways, and tabletops of the living area. You will never need to water or trim these trees due to the process they undergo to preserve them. The plants are slowly dried and glycerin is used to keep the plant intact and the leave bright and green. You’ll find that there are several varieties available from the moss ball topiary for artistic displays and stone gardens to the tall boxwood topiary to serve as a floor piece. These topiaries are available in a number of sizes from about one foot tall up to five feet tall. For a more visually interesting look, consider the ball and cone shaped topiary, or a three ball topiary. Both feature closely trimmed and cleaned stems for a bold design. Preserved topiaries can last between seven to ten years and will only need dusting to keep them looking great.
SPIRAL SHAPE PRESERVED LIVE TOPIARIES
Bring a touch of the greco-roman style into your home with spiral shape preserved topiaries. These coniferous plants are grown and shaped by expert gardeners, who then gently dry and preserve the trees with glycerin. The preservation process means that your topiary plant will never need watering or trimming to keep its beautiful shape. Decorate in style with a preserved spiral topiary. Learn more about live spiral shape topiaries.
Turn your home into a place where guests want to spend all of their free time with spiral preserved topiaries filling out the background. These plants range between 100 and 130 inches in height, so they are perfect for rooms with tall ceilings. Turn to the spiral topiary as a marker for the entryway, to add interest to long hallway and waiting rooms, or to fill out a three season room. You’ll be able to keep these plants looking great without much effort at all. Expert gardeners have grown and trimmed the coniferous trees into their spiral shape, and then preserved them with a drying process and a coating of glycerin. These preserved trees don’t require any watering or trimming. All that is needed to keep them looking great is a wipe down with the duster or spraying with a can of air from time to time. Most topiaries last between seven to ten years, depending on the type of tree used.
Benefits of our Outdoor Topiary:
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Our outdoor shrubbery and tropicals designed to sustain the ravages, of sun, ice, wind, pollution, and people. We support our Polyblend® products and we have the customers to prove it! With our Polyblend ® plants we offer a 5-year fade warranty. Our product has been tested by a team of engineers and proven to last longer than any product out on the market. We manufacture high quality artificial, durable, premium, commercial grade outdoor plastic plants for with over 40 years of experience.
Our Polyblend® artificial plants have been proven and proven over time. With over 40 years of experience and knowledge in the industry, take look at our product and see for yourself. Our Inherent Fire Retardant Polyblend® Artificial Plants meet all National Fire Prevention Association 701 Test for non-flammability plus ASTM E84-95, Standard Test Methods for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
Many claim that their UV artificial plants and trees are made to last outdoors and will not fade. What they tell you is that they can only provide a one year warranty. Why? Because their product cannot be guaranteed longer than one year. Our Polyblend® Outdoor foliage can last up to 10 years in many regions of the United States. Please contact us for references!
We stand strong and proud of our product and name. We offer a 5 YEAR FADE WARRANTY against extreme sun exposure (FL /AZ 3 year fade) on all Polyblend® Outdoor Shrubbery. Polyblend® has been on the market for more than 40 years.
Subsequently, our technology has been tested and proven to last longer outdoors in the sunlight and against harsh weather elements such as snow, wind, and rain in comparison to other imitation UV Rated artificial foliage. Polyblend® will outlast all other UV rated plastic and silk artificial plants on the market.
A commercial grade of material is used with Polyblend® as opposed to the cheaper and thinner plastic used by imitation outdoor UV plants.
Polyblend® pays for itself: low maintenance, low turnover, long-term usage, more cost-effective.
Q.) Can I put my artificial plants outdoors?
Answer: Silks and regular Plastic artificial will not survive nature’s elements outdoors ie. direct sunlight, rain, or wind. We recommend our Polyblend® Outdoor plants and trees for outdoor use. Our Polyblend® products are made with a proprietary formula to resist sunlight fading and endure ravages of rain and wind. We do not warranty any regular silk or regular plastic products (non-Polyblend) against fading.
Q.) Is there anything I can do to prolong the life of my Polyblend® product?
Answer: Yes. And the care you provide can differ from region to region.
For example, southern states (such as Florida) get more sunlight and plants will be exposed to stronger UV, therefore, year-round exposure will accelerate deterioration more so than in northern states. Also, exposure to salty air near the ocean and high humidity year-round will affect the condition of the plants more so than regions with the milder year-round weather. Storing Polyblend® plants away during the harsh winter months in northern region will prolong life even more than exposure outdoors year round.
|Polyblend® Outdoor||Imitation Outdoor UV Plants|
|1. Proprietary formula to resist fading and degradation for a long-lasting use
2. Pays for itself – Low Maintenance/Low Turnover/More Cost-effective
3. Widely Used/Preferred by Known Companies such as Disney World, and Resorts such as MGM Grand Hotel, and Mirage Hotel
4. Natural Looking / Realistic Rich Color
|1. Won’t last as long as Polyblend®.
2. Will need to change out plants more frequently
3. Not recommended.
4. Faded/Inconsistent Color
Plants, whether artificial or live, can liven up a room and add a sense of tranquility and well-being. When artificial plants are used alongside live plants, it can be impossible to tell the difference between the two.
There are many benefits of using artificial plants instead of the traditional potted plants. This is why more and more people are opting for these artificial plants. Although live plants are quite beautiful, they do require quite a bit of attention for them to stay that way. You have to water them daily and consider taking them outdoors from time to time to make sure that they are getting enough sunlight. This may prove difficult for people who are extremely busy. Another downfall to having live plants in your home is that your home may not have enough natural light for your plants to grow properly.
Artificial topiary can be used to create features rather than using live plants. Many interior designers prefer artificial plants over real plants. Adding some greenery to your living space adds life to it. You can use colorful pots and fun vases to add more character to your room.
Topiary is specifically designed to take on ornamental shapes and is an art form which requires plenty of skill. It takes time to train the plants to grow a certain way and also to prune and clip the twigs and foliage to resemble the shape you are trying to achieve.
Topiary design was first introduced in Roman times and has been in and out of favor throughout history. America saw the rise of this artform starting in 1962, when Walt Disney recreated his famous cartoon characters into the landscape shrubbery at Disneyland.
If you choose to use an artificial topiary for your outdoor landscape, be sure that the material has UV protection so that it won’t fade from the sun. These decorative plants won’t pose any damage to your soil or disturb your environment by growing in unwanted directions. They will remain in the same position every day, every season and every year unless you decide to move them.
They can be moved around easily without the risk of the harming the plant. It’s as simple as digging them out and replanting them in a new location or if you are using planters, just move the planters around to where you want them. This makes it very easy to redesign your outdoor area.
Because many plants require fertilizer and pesticides to survive, this can negatively affect the environment. Real plants also require a lot of water to survive. There are also people who are allergic to pollen and using artificial plants is a great alternative.
You will never have to worry about where to place these plants because they need no sunlight. Real plants need to be placed in areas where they get enough sunlight daily or they will start to discolor. This gives you quite a few options when it comes to decorating your home.
The overall cost of a live plant is much higher than artificial plants. Although you may pay more initially for these plants, there is no need to spend more on maintenance or replacements.
Artificial topiary has many other benefits that can make the process of designing your home a little bit easier. You can try out the plants at different locations without having to worry about killing the plant. You can use them as a way to break up your living spaces or even as a centerpiece on your dinner table.
You can flank the entrance of your home with these Artificial Topiary trees, creating a classic look. If you have an outside area for entertaining, they make wonderful additions to the space, giving the area a look of lushness and life.
The ideas for using these plants are endless. It is so easy to use these plants with any kind of style that you want, simply by changing the pot. Whether you want an elegant look or just a country look, you can get started today with an artificial hedge topiary plant.
Jonathan Leger is a member of the Garden Writer’s Association and a gardening enthusiast. He runs a site dedicated to the history, education and care of knockout roses at KnockoutRoses.net.