There are a few times when trying to take a short cut when planting around the house works pretty good. This time we are talking about the new choices you see every where of fake or faux silk or plastic garden shrubs. Now we aren't recommending you re-plant your whole yard or landscape. What we are suggesting is that you give them a try and below are the reasons why.
In years gone by we use to see really bad charlie brown plastic shrubs and plants for your garden planters. We even went thru a pretty ugly stage of plastic fruit. With today's new manufacturers the plastic and silk industry has stepped up and create some pretty life like plants. You can now find them in all sizes and shapes at most home and garden centers. They are found in plastic pots that are unsightly. So we want to re=pot them to give them a realistic look and elegant feel.
Since you will be using silks or plastics you can use pretty much any type of garden container you choose. From bold bright colorful glazed planters to earthy terra cotta and clay flower pots, you get to choose. If you live in an apt or condo we recommend trying a light weight poly resin planter to help with weight. Since the tree is light weight the dirt will be the only part that has some weight to it.
Why do you want dirt if the shrub is silk? Well we recommend that you surround the faux shrub with real flowers or trailing vines like ivy or vinica. The real plants offset the plastic making your garden planters look natural and lovely. No body will really know unless they walk up and touch them.
Fill the bottom of the flowerpot up with potting soil and then sit the faux bush inside. Surround the bush with more soil and then add the real plants and vines. Easy and perfect!