We had such a rough winter last year. It did some damage to these cedar trees. Early this late winter/early spring I got to looking at this trio of cedars They had big holes, some floppy limbs. The one on the far left had to come out. So what could I do with them? I didn't want to completely remove them. I planted them here to hide these unsightly guide wires.
So I decided to try to topiary them. The one on the left was to be round balls and the right one was to be squares. This is how they looked after their first shearing and they grew back in this summer.
I went at them again yesterday. They are beginning to come around. I don't have the crisp squares on the right one or the round rounds on the left one.
They are coming along alright. I have read that you should make more often and take off little bits to make them full. I do like they way they look. A bit of whimsy in my garden.
So now if you go around the house you see this. Your eye stops at the topiary, I hope and you don't notice those ugly guide wires or the traffic going by.
When you pull into the drive and look over that way you look at the topiary instead of the guide wires. At least I hope so.
Have you ever done anything like this? Do you have any tips for me?
Happy Autumn Everyone.