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My first try

Posted by lindaNC 7A (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 4, 03 at 8:35

Hi all, my name is Lin and I live in the middle of NC where at the moment our winter is very cold but sunny and our summers are humid and hot. I have a book of shapes to try, some copper wire donated by my husband and a pretty pot to use for my first topiary. Does anyone have any advice/experience to share with me about their first try? What shape did you try , which herbf ? Best soil mix? How often did you clip? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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RE: My first try

I learned how to make frames from the book, "The Complete Book of Topiary" by Barbara Gallop & Deborah Reich.
The directions are easy to follow.

RE: My first try

i'm trying topiary for the first time as well - since your posting is almost a year old i'd love to know what u tried and how its turning out
i got a 20cm buxus for my first try...i guess i'll start by staking it and trimming off the stems on the bottom. i'm trying for the triple ball/pompom shape!!

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