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Look real and are durable
from Chicago, IL
About Me Midrange Shopper
Comments about Artificial Azalea Potted Bush:
I think these look very life-like/natural (from a distance) and are very pretty. I am a fussy person. I first used one white "bush" at the head of each of my parents' graves. One "bush" per grave looks very beautiful and is ample. I push the stake of each "bush" into the ground when the ground is very wet so they will be easier to push-in. This is the third year I have reused the original "bushes" I bought. I put them into the ground in May, remove them before the "fall cleanup" (when anything left will be thrown-away by the grounds keepers), and store them in a plastic bag, which I label, in the garage until I reuse them the next spring. These "bushes" look best if the stakes are pushed-in all the way and a little above the stake so that the individual "branches" go a little into the ground at the base of the "bush" (the farther you can push them in, the better because they look more natural that way). These "bushes" don't blow away when the full stake is pushed-in. (My parents' graves are in a windy spot)> Even if you just push the "bushes" in so the just the stake is buried and not up into the "branches". I am very pleased with these "bushes". They are a little hard to push-in, but you can also start the hole with a sharp weeding implement when the soil is really wet, to help you get the stake in as far as possible. But, the effort is well worth it. (I think the groundskeepers must pull them out when the cut the grass and replace them into their holes). I just pull them out in the fall and store them over the winter in a plastic bag in my garage. I also use the white bushes in 3-4 foot-long, dark-green planter boxes over my window well covers outside, next to my house. For the planter box use, I bend the tips of the "bush" stakes (the stakes are about 6-7 inches long, green plastic, and probably contain a strong wire) to a 90 degree angle (to shorten the stake length) and tie two bushes' stakes together with a strong string, which is long enough so that the string will extend-under a brick, and anchor the pair with a brick over the connecting string. I put 3 pair to a box and they look very pretty. People think they are real flowers. (You cannot really tell they are fake unless you come-up really close to examine them.) I put them "out" in the spring and enjoy them through the early fall, when I take them out of the planter boxes and store the flowers in a plastic bag in the garage until the next spring (they've lasted 3 years and are still in great shape). Years ago, my sister bought the light pink and used them indoors by putting them in vases at Easter and they were beautiful then. That's why I decided to get these for the grave sites and the sides of my house. I am very pleased that these azaleas are so very durable and that I have been able to reuse them outside year after year. I happened to only use the white outside, so I haven't noticed any fading. (I also have the purple petunias (which I think are made by the same manufacturer - I don't know this for sure) on the south side of my house, facing the sun all day, for a few months now and they haven't faded yet in the sun.) These flowers are very well made, look real and are durable, even for outside use, too, year after year. If you are planning to use a "bush" in a clear glass vase, be aware that you will be able to see the green plastic stake (which has a strong wire hidden inside of it, I presume) through the glass. All in all, I really like these flowers!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Not As Advertised
I purchased these for use at the bottom of the bird bath I also purchased. They were supposed to be in a potted vase and they were not shipped to me that way. Even without the pots I thought I could use the flowers, but the bottom of the stems of the flowers are so thick they won't fit in the holes of the bird bath.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Very realistic and hardy.
from Laguna Niguel, CA
About Me Budget Shopper
I use them with my real azaleas when they are dormant or when there is a gap. (I live in California and so the azaleas bloom all year round.)
Not many flowers on it.