I love plants, but they don’t always love me the same way. I can keep an orchid alive for months but can rarely get them to put-off again. I can cut a mean rose bouquet arrangement for the table but it hardly lasts a week. And I can grow succulents in just about any weather, but try to propagate them and it ain’t happenin’. There is only one kind of greenery that never fails me: Preserved Boxwood.
Preserved boxwood is the perfect year-round greenery for those that wish their green thumb was a little less brown.
Fresh boxwood is a favorite of mine in outdoor landscaping because it’s easy to manicure into wonderful shapes, tolerant of a variety of climates and soil, and stays green all year. PRESERVED boxwood is simply treated and dried to retain it’s green color and stability to prevent shedding, and is absolutely gorgeous in just about any decor.
I have a primarily neutral color scheme in my main living areas, and preserved boxwood ads just the right amount of freshness with it’s rich green leaves to bring life into the room – without the constant watering. A little dusting now and again, and that’s all you do.
One of my favorite types of boxwood treatments is using a preserved boxwood wreath in farmhouse decor with a faux animal mount. I’ve seen them used in all sorts of ways, but I chose a rusty bull head for my kitchen.
Don’t know where to find preserved boxwood? I have occasionally found some good deals at HomeGoods and Target, and they are often featured products on Antique Farmhouse and Decor Steals if you can catch them before they sell out, but my favorite place for really good quality preserved boxwood decor with the best selection at great prices is through Flora Decor on Amazon.com. I’ve purchased several pieces through them, their orders come packed immaculately, and their shipping is always on time. Plus I have seen comparable pieces in local shops for twice the price I paid online at Flora Decor.
Here’s a closeup of the giant 16″ boxwood ball I purchase through Flora Decor…
See, isn’t it gorgeous?
So next time you feel like you can’t seem to keep anything green alive in your home, consider preserved boxwood your fool-proof green thumb alternative.
Do you have preserved boxwood in your home decor? How do you use it, and what’s your favorite room to feature these beautiful greenery cheats?