Monday, December 31, 2012

Silk Flower Arrangements For The New Year

We've just added our newest silk orchid arrangements to our collection for 2013. Shown above is our phalaenopsis orchids in glass balls that you can hang from the ceiling for a dramatic effect. In addition to these we have a beginning of the year sale going on and many new flower arrangements for the new year all on sale. Browse our newest in silk flower arrangements and our unique never seen before ideas by visiting the page below.

Click here to view our newest line of flower arrangements.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Potting Your Artificial Plants

When searching for artificial plants and trees it can get very costly when looking for plants and trees that are pre potted in weighted bases. Due to the fact of the weight alone along with the larger box it has to be shipped in can raise the price of the plant or tree. One way to save money is to purchase a non potted artificial plant or tree. You may be thinking that it's to much work to pot your own plant and not worth the hassle but the that couldn't be further from the truth. below is a simple way to pot your own and save you big money.

1. Purchase an 6" or larger diameter planters pot from your local home improvement store. They run approximately $1 and if you can get the ones without holes it will save you a step.

2. If the pot has holes you'll need to cut a plastic bag to insert into it to keep the water from leaking out.

3. Place the plant stem or tree trunk in the center of the pot and stabilize it so it stays straight. You can use packing tape or duck tape over the top of the planters pot to stabilize the plant or trunk.

4. Fill the planters pot 2/3 full with Quickcrete post setting cement.

5. Pour enough water into the planters pot to soak the top layer of cement and leave about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of water on top.

That's it, now just let it set up and you have a weighted base that you can now use to set into your decorative container. This is by far the easiest and least messy method to use when potting non potted artificial plants and trees. So save some money and search for some non potted silk plants and trees and you can still make your home look beautiful for less.