Synopses & Reviews
Topiary, long thought to be the gardening plaything of kings and aristocrats, now becomes accessible to everyone in this delightful exploration of modern topiary techniques.
In this fully illustrated handy guide, readers will find everything they need to know to create instant plant designs using a wide variety of topiary frames and a full range of plants. Jenny Hendy includes full planting instructions for an extensive directory of plants, all suitable for quick and easy topiary. The book also provides information on approximate growth rate, minimum temperature requirements, and watering and feeding needs, as well as full directions on how to train, shape, prune, and maintain elegant, fun, and whimsical topiary creations.
The instructions and tips in this beautiful book will allow readers to create the stunning topiary effects they desire in mere weeks, not years! A Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's Country Homes & Gardens Club.
Includes information on the best plants to use for topiary, each evaluated for its approximate growth rate, minimum temperature requirement, watering, and feeding needs.
Tips on adapting traditional topiary shapes to create stunning effects in weeks not years
Instant plant designs and a wide range of topiary frames for your home and garden
Full planting instructions and a directory of plants suitable for quick and easy topiary
About the Author
Jenny Hendy is the author of Storey's Quick and Easy Topiary and Green Sculpture, a book filled with photographs and instructions on making beautiful and innovative creations that range from spirals and unique Christmas trees to little elephants and giant rabbits.
Table of Contents
Adapting Traditional Topiary
Caring for Your Topiary
Directory of Shapes
Addresses of Suppliers