We took our dead plants and empty planters and replaced them with Artificial Ferns for your Front Porch that look real.
I wouldn't say I have a black thumb, but it also certainly not a green thumb either. I would describe it more as a forgetful thumb.
A front porch with ferns just screams welcome to me. Over the years, I have purchased fern after fern only to have them die because I forgot to tend to them.
Oh the money I have wasted! So this last summer, I hate to admit this, but my planters looked like this:
I just couldn't bear to sink another dollar into something that wouldn't last.
When Commercial Silk reached out to me to give an honest review of their artificial plants, I thought - sure, why not? My home is filled with fakers all day long!
But when I went to their site and saw their outdoor artificial greenery - inspiration struck! While it's a bit pricier than other fake plants, it's worth the cost for the value. Artificial Ferns for your Front Porch? Why had I not thought of this sooner!?
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My box came with a box of 12 artificial ferns. These specific ferns are UV protected, but our area is in shade 95% of the time, with only the late evening light hitting the plants for a few minutes.
I bunched 4 fern pieces together for each planter to create a fuller look.
The details on these ferns are blowing my mind! They look so real with the curly-q's and fern 'hairs'.
If they had those seedy things on the underside of each stem, I would never know the difference between real or fake ferns.
(Seedy things - you can how developed my horticulture skills are! You can insert an eye roll here)
Any hoo - while the initial out of pocket price may be higher than a real fern from your local store, the lasting power of these ferns will exceed the value of any real fern I could try to keep alive.
They frame my new front door so nicely, don't they? It's the look I've wanted for years - and these will stay 'alive'!
My porch went from flat and frumpy...
to live and vibrant! I love seeing my house when I pull in my driveway each day with my new welcoming porch!
So do I recommend these ferns - of course I do! If you are anything like me and struggle to keep your plants alive, then I say it's worth the investment to save money in the long run!