I have sworn up and down that I would never bring a fake plant into our house, but I may bend my rules a bit just this once. Our balcony railing is white, flimsy, and an eyesore to me so I'm considering doing my own hedges out there. For one thing, Higgins has taken a liking to the balcony and I'm terrified his curiosity will take him in between the bars when I'm not looking (which I doubt because I watch him like a HAWK and am considering leashing him while he's out there).
Now, the question here is the price. An article on the Temple University cites pricing for an artificial boxwood hedge to be about $25 per square foot. Other sites are selling 36" wide hedges for $300 and up. There's gotta be a cheaper way!!! Unless I win the lottery this week, I guess I'll go to Michaels and figure this out.