Product - Topiaries
I love indoor topiaries. (A topiary is as a bush or plant cut
into an artistic shape.) They are can be inexpensive compared to other decorative
accessories. They fit in with any style, and can work as an accent in any room. The most
popular topiary shapes are "standards" (one strong, straight stem with a ball on
top), "poodles" (two or three balls at intervals on a stem), "cones",
and "spirals." If you can grow, or maintain, other types of indoor plants, you
can grow a topiary. Ivy and herb plants form the best shapes.
If you are ambitious, and want to try to grow your own (it can
take over a year), here is a book you might want to consult, The Complete Book
of Topiary. A simple topiary
can be started with a vine plant which you weave around a form. Like other plants, you
will need to water, fertilize, and trim, as it grows.
If you do not have a green thumb, like myself, you might want to
purchase an existing topiary.
All the best,
Catherine Foust McGivern, NCIDQ Certified