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Seeking Inspiration

Posted by
Vincent Portland OR - 8: sunset 6
(vincent@gardener.com) on
Tue, May 9, 00 at 17:58

I'm looking around the internet for interesting and unusual topiary, haven't had a lot of luck with the search engines yet- Anybody have links to websites or -pages that might be fun?
I've written the owner about posting photos here but haven't heard back yet- maybe it's a memory concern with the computers.
Promise I won't be stealing pics, just want to see more!
:o)
Vincent


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RE: Seeking Inspiration

Here's my little page on the Praying manthis I grew this winter as part of green thumb program sponsored by our Flower Show. I won a blue ribbon! I still need to post the pictures from the show.

Here is a link that might be useful: praying manthis


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RE: Seeking Inspiration

Carolyn I love it!
Talk about the 'Good Bugs'!
-V


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RE: Seeking Inspiration

  • Posted by
    Janeen Rodgers - TX8
    (awsum2@msn.com) on
    Tue, May 16, 00 at 6:11

WOW - Carolyn I love your bug. It would be great if I could grow something like that in my Kindergarten class room. Where did they get the frame?
Keep up the good work!
Janeen


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RE: Seeking Inspiration

I made this square-shaped, succulent topiary. The only hard part, for me, was working with the wire, I guess that takes practice. I am going to try and make a ball and maybe a triangle, then hopefully graduate to making an animal one day.

Here is a link that might be useful: succulenttopiary


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beautiful succulent topiary floraba!


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I went to Longwood Gardens in Del. and took pictures of their topiary bushes. When I got home I cut one of our front bushes into a big chicken just using the picture. It worked. Now I am also trying to come up with more shapes. Our neighbor cut part of their hedge coming up from the beach into a chair. And another part into braided rope.


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RE: Seeking Inspiration

There is a great book out called the New Topiary- Can't think of the author right now. It is loaded with ideas.


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