Container Topiary

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Laurel Glen, 2003 - Gardening - 96 pages
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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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Susan Berry and Steve Bradley

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