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Handcrafted Artificial Boxwood Green Walls

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Welcome to the newest trend in the world of green walls.  Boxwood living walls are becoming wildly popular.  The words “Green Wall” are pretty flexible in their definition, but it means that a wall surface is partially or completely covered by plants.  Artificial boxwood walls have all the beauty and benefits of living walls without the ongoing maintenance after installation.  Unlike real living walls, Pacific Silkscapes living walls do not require irrigation systems, on-going replacement of plants, and all the issues with watering and fertilizing.  Just think of the convenience and cost savings.

Perfect for covering unattractive equipment such as air conditioners or accent walls that might otherwise appear bland, boring, or unattractive.  Add to apartment complexes, offices, stores, commercial buildings, restaurants, hospitality suites, arts venues, and public spaces.

Plant varieties include artificial ivy walls and fake boxwood walls, as well as flower walls of azaleas. Boxwood …

Artificial Plants, Trees, Floral & Planters by Decor

This blog post is meant as a guide to help identify potential plants, trees, planters, and floral that would complement popular design styles being used today. The table shown below has eight different design styles and the respective trees, plants, floral, and planters that would complement the design style.  Following the table is a description of the different design styles that I found using Google searches.  Feel free to share this blog with your teammates and customers.  If you have any suggestions for improvement, feel free to contact me at frank@pacificsilkscapes.com


 Decor:
Trees
Plants
Floral
Planters Traditional / Americana Ficus, Maple, Birch, Oak, Aspen Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia, Silver Queen, Birds Nest, Shefflerra Roses, Tulips, Orchids, Ranunculus, Hydrangeas, Pansies, Dogwood, Magnolias, Lilies, Iris, Peonies, Sunflowers, Zinnias, and Lilacs Copper, Fishbowl. urns Any traditional planter would be great but aged fiberglass, fluted resin, rolled rim. Urban Modern Fiddle Leaf Fig,…

Using silk floral for your wedding

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Pacific Silkscapes offers the highest quality silk wedding flowers.  Silk flowers are perfect for weddings or any special occasion or event. We specialize in elegant, tastefully-designed bridal bouquets. The exceptionally high quality, botanically-accurate materials we use guarantee an ultra-realistic, fresh flower look.  Pick from our list of quality wedding bouquets, boutonnieres & corsages or have a special one custom designed!  Our premium quality designs and satisfied customers are a testament to our perfectionist standards.  No more worries about wilting, watering, or drying out.  Silks today come in all varieties and in a rainbow of colors and, unlike years ago, look and feel just like fresh flowers.  New lines of flowers have been created named “Real Touch” where the petals look and feel like fresh flowers.  With the creation of such exquisite silk flowers, it is hard to tell the difference in wedding bouquets and special event creations.  And, your flowers may be ar…

Why convert from live plants to realistic faux plants

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More and more building owners and casinos are converting from live plants to silk plants to reduce ongoing maintenance fees.   They are not only are they saving money, but the silk plants are attractive and realistic.

The benefits of converting from a live plant service to silk plants include:
1. Labor costs are increasing especially in California. Labor rates and business rent are the drivers. Ongoing maintenance of commercial interior environments is labor-intensive. Thus, maintenance rates are increasing and will continue for the foreseeable future.
2. The quality of artificial plants, trees, and silk floral is improving. Manufacturers of artificial plants are introducing "soft touch", "natural stem" and others that look so real you won't believe they are artificial from a short distance.
3. The return on investment is typically one to two years.

For more information:
https://www.pacificsilkscapes.com/convert-to-silk-plants.html



How artificial floral evolved to “Real Touch” Floral

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Artificial flowers are popular today and make up a large international market. They are commonly used as interior decorating items in residential, commercial, hospitality suites, casino resorts, and model homes. However, many people perceive artificial flowers as low quality and cheap because they do not look and feel natural. This was once true because artificial flowers were generally produced with plastic or silk materials. They didn’t display vivid colors and didn’t have the same soft moisture feel like a real flower. But these perceptions are changing because today’s technology has made it possible to have high-quality artificial flowers that are very close looking to live flowers and plants. 

Many manufacturing processes were invented back in the 1950s to better structure artificial flowers using a combination of metal and plastic. In the early 1980s, a few companies started to use a plastic stem molded around a reinforcing wire. Petals were made of silk and mounted on the ter…

Using Flowering Artificial Trees in Business

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Does your lobby, atrium or hospitality suite need some spark and excitement? Do you need a refresh and wanted a little color? Charm your clients with a new Pacific Silkscapes landscape using realistic flowering artificial trees.

Make your clients feel welcome with an inviting lobby or suite. The first impression of a well-landscaped lobby area or hospitality suite is a symbol that you have high standards and this quality will be sure to impress. Imagine a picturesque view with flowering silk Hibiscus, Azalea, Wisteria, Magnolia, Mimosa, Bougainvillea, and Cherry Blossom trees that greet your potential business customers. 

While real trees and plants offer beauty, they can be difficult to maintain indoors because of poor light, temperature fluctuations and can create a high maintenance mess as the blooms of plants fall and ongoing watering.

Benefits include:
Artificial trees do not pose a risk of triggering allergies A one-time investment is associated with fake trees and pla…

TIPS for decorating a model home

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Here are some tips when selecting artificial plants for a model home:

1. Make sure every room has a visual exclamation point.
2. Use planters and bowls that contrast with the wall color to make interior spaces come to life.
3. Use fewer, larger trailings, succulent bowls, and floral arrangements for a less-cluttered look.
4. Select the correct size tree. Use narrow trees in tight corner spaces and taller trees when you have tall ceilings with arches.
5. Use a variety of trees and include sculptural trees with large leaves where needed.
6. Use trailing plants to soften a contemporary room.
7. Use large ceramic planters or high-end baskets for dining rooms, great rooms, and living rooms. Consider textured painted planters that match the décor of the model.
8. Use a large dramatic floral arrangement for the dining room using high-end soft-touch floral.

Check out Pacific Silkscapes model home page: https://www.pacificsilkscapes.com/model-home-communities.html