Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Decorative Branches as an Alternative to Fake Plants

Decorative branches are a fantastic alternative to fake plants in places where very low maintenance botanical elements are desired. (The only maintenance required is occasional dusting.) The folks at Floral Ecstacy in Miami, Florida (305 670 1230), sent us these pictures of how they used our Mitsumata, Sandblasted Manzanita and Natural Manzanita branches to create large-scale installations to be used in commercial settings. 






4 comments:

Tynise said...

In the last picture, what size branches are those? I have a client who's doing manzanita branch centerpieces in a 22" glass vase filled with green apples. This size would be great. Also, how many pieces would you recommend for each tall branch centerpiece?

Justin said...

Those are 36-48" Natural Manzanita Branches - http://www.nettletonhollow.com/manzanita-nat-project.html - In those displays a single branch was used. Manzanita tends to be fan-shaped though, so if you want a fairly symmetrical arrangement you should plan on using 2-3 per display.

It is generally best to use a low and wide container for the larger Manzanita Branches as was used here. Manzanita branches out a short way up the stem, so your container will need to be wide enough to accommodate those side branches.

Anonymous said...

I love the blue vases! What is that style of vase called? I would love to get something like that for my centerpieces to give it more of a modern feel. Please let me know, thanks!

Justin said...

Those pictures were sent to us by a customer and I'm not sure exactly what they are I'm afraid. Jamali Garden is a great source for modern looking containers though - http://www.jamaligarden.com/ Hope this helps!