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.