*Disclaimer* This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Silk Plants Direct.
Since the start of my Floristry Diploma back in September, I can honestly say my life has been consumed by flowers. Floristry is such a wonderful art and a skill that’s not as glamorous as you’d think!
Looking back, I have come such a long way. From my first hand tied bouquet to making one for someone famous worth nearly £200 and recently doing all the flowers for one of my best friends’ wedding!
I do feel like I’ve found my calling; Floristry combines my creativity, love for nature and superficial appreciation for beauty and pretty things. What excites me the most about this industry and the path I’d like to pursue within it, is with events. The wedding and events market is huge and I can’t wait to dabble in it – my course lately we’ve been covering designs and arrangements suitable for weddings and events and ooh it makes my soul happy.
I’ve got to a place where I can now express my personal style and creativity within my work now that I’ve learned the basics. Now with less than 6 weeks left until I ‘graduate’ and become a qualified Florist, I’ll be working on building my portfolio and getting more experience before I officially open my diary for bookings.
One of my favourite designs to learn from the course is the Topiary. You know, those cute little trees/flower balls you usually see outside restaurants. On my travels, I spotted these gorgeous topiaries outside this home, obviously I had to stop and take some snaps.
A while back we made our own from scratch, which is no easy task – it involved a bucket, fast setting cement (which wasn’t fast at all ) a wonky stick and some blood sweat and tears *of laughter*. But the end result was a wonderful design which is now a lovely edition to my hallway.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, I often share my plant babies on there as I truly believe having house plants are not only insta goals, but they’re scientifically proven to boost your mood. As an earth sign I love being in nature, feeling connected to nature which funnily enough is impactful to my productivity and sense of well-being. Being near natural elements really is a quick fix to feeling happier.
A topiary tree is something I’d love to recreate and have a new found appreciation for. I think it’s such a delightful way to spruce up an environment. So when Silk Plants Direct got in touch regarding their selection of faux flowers. Specifically topiary designs I thought it as perfectly aligned with my current interests. Not everyone can be a talented florist like me *cough cough* this is where Silk Plants Direct can step in by providing Faux Topiaries to make an aesthetically pleasing space.
Whether your style and taste is more modern or traditional, inclusion of greenery can radically change the ambiance of any home or commercial space.
Natural trees and plants in any commercial landscape can be associated with many hassles. This is where the fake trees, plants, and topiaries come in the designing arena. They look like their natural counterparts but can adorn any interior and exterior landscape minus the problems. In case, you are looking to add life and style to your commercial establishment then the fake topiaries are the right decorating material for you.
Here’s some further information from Silk Plants Direct on the basics of faux topiaries and chosing the right one for you:
When you include faux floral arrangements in your corporate interiors, they deliver a peaceful ambience, besides revamping the design and style of the setting. These realistic decorative elements let you include a piece of nature within your commercial landscape without actually having them in. With their flawless appearance, they impart positive vibes in the minds of those who are there and help to grow your business.
The faux boxwood topiaries, artificial trees and plants can be used for decoration of a wide range of indoor and outdoor commercial settings, such as@
• Rooftop Gardens
• Luxury Hotel Lobbies
• Approach and interior of Restaurants
• Corporate entrances and welcoming areas
• Exotic bars & Casinos
• Private Hospitals
• Art Galleries & Museums
Since artificial boxwood hedge and topiaries are excellent decorating elements, these can be installed into any commercial setting for livening up the place. As well reinventing residential landscaping.
Range of products to choose from…
There are countless options, when you decide to revamp your corporate setting with fake topiaries. Varieties include: Boxwood Topiary; Cedar, Evergreen, Cypress Topiary; Ivy topiary, etc. All of these come in many shapes like single, double and triple topiary balls, topiary cones & spirals, Boxwood hedges, screens and mats for fulfilling every landscaping need. These are so beautiful that they fit any space in a graceful manner and add life and vibrancy to the place.
Better than the live foliage…
There’s some great advantages of choosing artificial plants for your home or commercial setting:
• No maintenance team: There’s no need for soil preparation, watering, pruning, fertilizing and, therefore, there is no need to have dedicated staff for their maintenance.
• No periodic replacement: As these are artificially made, they never shade leaves, outgrow the place or die. So, there is no need for periodic replacement.
• Place anywhere: Since the artificial topiaries, trees and plants are soil and sunlight independent; these can also be placed in the most dimly lit indoors without any problem.
• Shines in all seasons: Being artificial, the silk plants and trees look same in all seasons reliving you to change them seasonally.
The outdoor artificial plants and topiaries are so versatile that they can take an ordinary looking space to the next level, with their mesmerising beauty. All fake topiaries and artificial palms are made of premium quality plastic material and colour pigments for imparting the most natural appearance. Moreover, fade resistant chemicals are also used in manufacturing the fake topiaries. This makes them inert to varying weather conditions, and they never fade.
These are safe to use
Safety comes first when decorating any commercial space. In many cases, the fake topiaries caught fire and resulted in casualties. These are made fire retardant by using special chemicals during manufacturing of these realistic botanical items, for delivering the best fire retardant landscaping option.
Can be installed very easily…
All mimic trees and topiaries come in standard pots and bases, therefore they can be installed very easily without any accessories.
On top of all the benefits above, artificial trees are:
• Cost-effective: They are durable and can be had at minimum budget.
• Easy to clean: Periodic dusting with a soft cloth is enough to keep them shining.
• Easily interchangeable: Coming in standard bases these can be interchanged between places for making a change in landscape without further investment.
Choosing the right one…
Coming in various sizes, shapes, and varieties, the artificial palm tree leaves and topiaries are ideal for adorning any commercial indoor and outdoor. Using topiaries, you can also create a focal point in the reception area. You can use anything from balls, cones and spirals depending on your landscaping theme. The illuminated types uplift the ambience for festive gatherings.
Do you have plants in your home? One day when I own a house with a driveway I imagine it’ll be adorned with topiaries, hedges and an abundance of plants like lavender and rosemary. For now I’ll keep on playing with flowers, brightening up homes and creating flower visions at weddings.
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