Container Topiary puts a new twist on a popular hobby for the sculpting gardener. These living ornaments can be the perfect focal point for an expansive garden, trained to frame a window or doorway, or act as an evolving centerpiece in a rooftop or balcony garden.Complete fundamentals of technique, from choosing containers for shape and size to basic cultivation, launch this art of shaping trees and shrubs. Aimed at gardeners of various levels, 16 step-by-step projects are illustrated to walk readers through simple and fancy shapes; flowering, foliage and grafted standards; and even faux topiary using fast-growing ivy or flowers. Advice on displaying topiary and a complete directory of plants and suppliers round out this guide for beginners with inspiration for more experienced gardeners.
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achieve aphids architecture attractive balconies base box balls busy lizzies Buxus central stem chicken wire clear stem climbers color compost conifers CONTAINER TOPIARY cover create a topiary cube cultivars cutting guide cuttings in summer dense Directory of Plants doorway elegant evergreen evergreen leaves evergreen shrub false topiary fancy shapes feed ﬂank ﬂowering plants garden geometric globe grafted grow growth Half-hardy Hardy Height Height 10 ft holly ideal ivy plants late summer Laurel Glen Laurus nobilis Lavender leading shoot LIGUSTRUM OVALIFOLIUM LONICERA NITIDA look metal mop head neat opposite pansies partial shade peacock pest and disease pinch pom-poms popular privet Propagate from semiripe pruning rootstock scale insects season sepals shrubs side shoots small topiary spring tail tape TAxus BACCATA terra-cotta pot topiary balls topiary forms topiary heart topiary plants topiary pyramid topiary shapes topiary spiral trees trim underplant variegated Viburnum willow window box windowsill wire frame