Wicker pots and vases combined with artificial boxwood topiaries or faux bushes are a few of the items that are making a splash in the design world. The beauty of these handsome pots and the artificial plants that adorn them, is that they are virtually maintenance free. They look like real plants, but are fake, or faux as they like to say in the design world.
Wicker is made from woven fiber that is then formed into a study material. Wicker has been used to make furniture and decorative items since ancient Egypt. It was popular among the Pharaohs and upper society of the ancient Egyptians. It made its way through the centuries to ancient Rome and to Medieval England. It was later imported into America during colonial times. Wicker has always been equated with class and style.
Wicker was traditionally made from natural materials such as reeds and indigenous plants. Currently, natural wicker is still available, though much more expensive than the newer synthetic wicker. Synthetic wicker is made from strands of synthetic material and is very sturdy. Wicker, natural or synthetic will last forever with very little maintenance, and is often used for patio and deck furniture.
Faux topiaries and bushes are becoming quite popular in the design world. Artificial topiary balls can be placed at an entrance or in an empty corner and they look classy without being overbearing. The faux boxwood balls look fantastic in a wicker vase, or pot.
Geranium Street Floral has a new selection of wicker pots, vases, and baskets to go along with their array of artificial boxwood balls and artificial boxwood bushes. They have various colors from black, to dark brown, white, red, and tan. The wicker vases, matched with artificial boxwood plants of varying sizes makes for that special interior or exterior design piece.
by Bob Smith, Owner, Geranium Street Floral, California, U.S.A.