A Great Selection of Outdoor Artificial Plants in Lieu of Real Ones

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Published: 27th June 2012
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Every home becomes cozier with some hanging or potted indoor plants. For the garden or along the front walkway, outdoor artificial plants will do. Even outdoor hanging baskets would make wonderful ornaments.
Real plants require proper care for them to flourish. Even preschoolers are taught that plants need water, sunlight and soil to thrive. They release oxygen into the air for the benefit of the human race, and it is thus fitting that humankind returns the favor by taking care of them. They must be tended to regularly by giving them adequate water for the soil to absorb, as well as brought outside for sun exposure whenever they need it.
Well maintained plants have luxuriant green leaves that can help relieve stress from the eyes, mind, body and soul. The psychological benefits they provide far outweigh the cost of maintaining them. In fact, every avid gardener knows that tending to plants, especially flowering ones, is a stress-free endeavor that lets him while the time away. For him, it is more a hobby than a stressful work load.
Plants inside the home are spared from any extreme weather conditions unlike those outside, either in the garden or the front yard. It is therefore preferable that artificial plants for the outdoors be used instead of real ones for they are more capable of withstanding the weather and other environmental hazards. There are even some of these artificially made plants that have UV protection so they will remain vibrant despite direct contact with the harmful rays of the sun.
Plants specifically for outdoor use come in species representing all sorts of shapes and sizes. Amazingly, they characterize real live plants. From un-potted to potted types, as well as those that are best for hanging purposes, there is a specific one that will suit everyone’s choice and intended use at home.
Unpotted Types
A lot of outdoor silk plants can be directly planted in the ground such as the outdoor rhododendron. They lend such realistic effect of the real plants.
There are silk boxwood bushes that can be arranged in the front yard garden or placed along the front walkway. If full shrubs are the preference, various outdoor ferns are available.
Outdoor ivy can be hanged ideally on a wall, becoming the lush backdrop of the front yard. Bougainvillea bushes that are displayed in a cascading manner would serve the same effect.
The advantage of artificially made bushes and shrubs is that they do not require water and fertilizer while maintaining their fertile façade.
Potted Types
There are artificial plants in decorative pots that can be placed on the front steps. They can also be leisurely arranged in the garden to make a verdant bed of greenery.
Flowering outdoor plants can complement the green foliage like the cream, anchor pink and red silk azaleas, the artificial gardenias and outdoor geranium, among others.
The advantage of these artificially made potted plants is the absence of soil maintenance, watering and use of fertilizer.
Hanging Types
There are outdoor hanging silk plants available and you can choose whether to use hanging baskets or wall hung containers for them. They help boost the color and vibrancy of every garden or yard, while at the same time conserving space.
The hanging baskets that contain silk plants can be hung from porches, eaves, poles and trees. Water drippings cease to be a problem because such synthetic plants do not require water.
Another advantage of hanging silk plants over their live counterparts is the zero effect of sun exposure. Real hanging plants that require sunlight include trailing petunias, verbena, vinca vine, lantana and hanging geraniums. Those that are shade friendly include ferns, fuchsia, impatiens and hanging begonias. Using the synthetic versions of these plants is a great alternative for the choices of plant varieties are no longer restricted.
There are seasonal hanging plants that brim with bright, colorful flowers and gorgeous leaves such as the English ivy and strawberry begonia. With synthetic varieties, the hanging baskets will bear flowering plants throughout the year, regardless of the season.

Real plants are nature’s treat for humankind and they must be accorded with due care. When outdoors, they are susceptible to all hazards and therefore require more rigid attention.
Inside the home, indoor plants can be well maintained. In the garden and yard, it is ideal to use outdoor artificial plants instead of real ones. For hanging silk plants, decorative outdoor hanging baskets would make fine ornaments.

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