So your standing in your yard wondering how you can make it better. Have you thought of Topiary? Oh I hear the shouts “Topiary is for professional gardeners!” Nope, even a beginner can do it. There are many ways to start doing your own Topiary projects yourself. Simple to complicated shapes, with the right tools even your yard will look like a million bucks.
- Evergreen broad leaf shrubs such as boxwood, yew and privet are the best shrubs to start with. Ivy also can be trained into topiary shapes with a frame.
- If you are using ivy you will be growing the ivy to fit inside the frame. If you are doing a shrub topiary, you will be pruning the shrub as it grows to fit within the frame.
- They can be grown from rooted cuttings or even easier, store bought plants. And yep, you can still cook with them! Follow his tutorial to grow these gorgeous little standards.
“Evergreen broadleaf shrubs such as boxwood, yew and privet are the best shrubs to start with. Ivy also can be trained into topiary shapes with a frame.”