Artificial Ferns for your Front Porch
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!
Hi Lisa – that’s a great question! For our storm door, I gave the metal a light scuff, then used an oil-based primer, followed by an oil based paint. Hope that helps!
What paint did you use for your black storm door? The ferns look gorgeous and all of the porch is just beautiful😊
Wow so beautiful!! They look nice on your porch😊 May I ask what paint you used for your black storm door? I painted my front door black but I don’t know what paint or steps to take to paint my storm door black. Thank you for your post.
Hi Christine – thanks for reaching out. We got these planters at Lowe’s a few years back, but there are similar ones on Amazon available. To hold the faux ferns in place, I used wadded up craft paper as a filler and then placed the faux ferns in them. I did use about four faux ferns per container. Hope that helps!
Where did you get your planters? How did you put the ferns in them? Did you leave the soil in the planter? Can you give step-by-step?
They do look great, however the cost made the decision for me. We also live in Ohio and I winter my ferns , I also decided to use artificial on our back porch and have used JoAnn Fabrics ferns even the higher priced ones were only 20 apiece
Thanks Peggy! That door was a scary DIY, but we are so pleased with the results!
I seriously need those fern! I always forget to water my plants. I also love the new painted door.
Thanks sweet Carol!
Thanks Ann! Love linking up each week!
Those look great! I love ferns on a front porch and it’s even better when you don’t have to tend them! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Homestead Blog Hop!
Jen, thanks so much for sharing this informations about the artificial ferns. They look great on your front porch. Pinned and I’ll definitely check out this product.
Glad this gave you a solution! Thanks for the invite! I’d love to link up and share!
I love ferns but cannot keep them alive in Ohio. This is a perfect solution to my problem. Would love you to share this on the Happiness is Homemade Link Party on Sundays, Susan @craftingafamily.com
They do look real. Since I tend to kill all plants that come my way, this may be a good alternative. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned..
I just painted our old one! Just make sure to use paint that works with outdoor and metal. My local paint rep pointed me to an all purpose oil paint, which is what I used all over. Hope that helps!
Did you get a new black storm door or did you paint the white one? Just curious!
Thank you Stacey!I can’t get over how these ferns look!
Those look so real!! The star of the show is your front door though. I do love seeing the peek of your stairs too. 🙂