I just love (yes, love) a Beautiful Topiary
The noun, Topiary, such as a tree or bush, is a plant that is cut or grown into a decorative shape.
The verb, Topiary is the art of shaping plants in this way. I didn’t know it was a verb too, did you?
Topiary is known to have been practiced in the 1st century ad. The earliest topiary was probably the simple development of edgings, cones, columns, and spires to accent a garden scene. This architectural use gave way to elaborate shapes such as ships, hunters, and hounds. The fashion reached its height in
in the late 17th and
early 18th century but was then displaced by the so-called natural garden. Great Britain
Today, topiaries seem to be back stronger than ever. As I said before, I love topiaries. (Good News)… I don’t have a green thumb (Bad News). I wish I could grow house plants; they give so much life to a space. I love the added color, the added ‘life’, the original shapes, the various textures that they bring to any room. Well, luckily for me (and maybe you too), the natural beauty of plants (and especially topiaries) can be brought to our homes without all the mess and hassle of live plants because we are now offered a beautiful selection of lifelike topiaries and silk plants by many retailers. These lifelike plants can possibly fool the best horticulturalist… I know there has been many a time that I have had to actually walk up to a plant and touch its leaves to convince myself that it isn’t real. Isn’t’ that just the greatest new?
Whether you are adding to your interior or exterior, whether you are choosing a formal or a casual…
A topiary will fit in any decor perfectly.
A Few Indoor Beauties
A Few Outdoor Beauties
A Few ‘Out of the Ordinary’ Beauties
Aren’t they amazing?
Like I said, I just love a Beautiful Topiary.
And for those of you that do have a Green Thumb,
here is a great tutorial...