I’ve been blogging for a year and nine months, and for the first time I received something in exchange for providing a review. Finally! Super exciting!
Before I get started, let me tell you a little about my history with plants and why I jumped on this opportunity.
When I was in my 20’s, I always had houseplants. For a while, I lived in an apartment with a “sun room”. When I lived there, I had ten to fifteen houseplants. I was really into caring for them. I had no pets or kids. I had one plant for probably 15 years.
Then, I got married, got a dog, and had a baby. I said good-bye to all of the plants, and haven’t looked back.
Now let’s talk about my relationship with outdoor plants. Here, I’ll keep it succinct. I have a bad back, and bony knees. These are not the makings of a good gardener. My husband handles the yard.
So, when I found out about the opportunity to do a review on artificial plants, it seemed to be for me. I’m all about low maintenance.
While I could have selected an indoor plant, I decided I liked the idea of an outdoor artificial plant because it seemed a little different. You see artificial indoor plants all the time, but I wasn’t sure I had ever seen an artificial outdoor plant.
This plant is from Silk Plants Direct. I chose the Cedar Pine Tree. Besides finding the idea of an outdoor artificial plant interesting, with Christmas coming up, I thought the kids and I might put some lights on it and leave it indoors for a while!
The box it arrived in was very narrow, so the plant was pretty scrunched up. This is how it looked after a couple of days.
So, admittedly, not quite like the photo online. But, the branches may go down more after a little time. I figure it’s okay that it’s not perfect and symmetrical, because a live bush wouldn’t be either. The pot is a little out of proportion, but if I were going to put it outside, I would get a larger, decorative planter. Problem solved.
The leaves look super realistic to me (maybe just a little bit too shiny).
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’ll give it a 7. I definitely think it would be worthwhile to check out some of their other plants.