Topiary is the practice of training perennial plants by clipping the foliage and twigs of trees and shrubs to develop and maintain clearly defined shapes. The term also refers to plants that have been shaped in this way. The true origin, however, is up for debate. Some sources cite Greek origin, some Roman and some English. Regardless of the place or era, there is no debate that a topiary can be a beautiful addition to a patio, tabletop or garden. The trick is to get the proper styling. We pulled together some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Pro Tip: Shhhhh – you can order lifelike topiaries online if you want the look without the work.
Unleash your inner Edward Scissorhands and create a unique sculpture to add interest and a smile to your yard.