Recently, a client requested a artificial flowers for and outdoor trellis/privacy screen. No problem. Just a few silk plants, a pot and trellis and away we go. Here are the materials and steps to do one of these on your own.
24 inch pot
1 redwood trellis
8 outdoor artificial flowering plants
2 fence slats
1 bag of quick set concrete
2 bags medium gravel.
Take 2x2s and cut to 48 inches. Then use fence slat to connect at top and bottom of pot . Wood should sit firmly on bottom of the pot. Top braces should be place on both sides of the 2×2′s and should be level with the top. Add 2 bags of gravel to make sure that the pot is level and in the right place. Level braces and insert one bag of quickset concrete on the top two inches of the pot.
Let concrete set up and add trellis. Next, add flowering vines in spacing that looks natural. That simple.
The key to this project is to have outdoor or UV silk plants. These outdoor plants will stand up to the elements and most importantly the harmful rays of the sun. Outdoor vines can also be used for the greenery along with some outdoor silk flowers thrown in. If you need a good source for outdoor greenery or UV plants, consider Geranium Street Floral. They carry a great selection of greenery including artificial boxwood hedge for outdoor use. Imitation Boxwood bushes are also a great way to add greenery to areas that just will not let anything but cactus live.
Here are the pictures of the finished
by Bob Smith, Owner, Geranium Street Floral, California, U.S.A.