Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Topiary on a shoestring

When my son used to take piano lessons in an historic section of town, I would often take a walk while he practiced.  I enjoyed looking at the various landscapes. One house that had a particularly nice landscape had a Chinese juniper topiary in the back yard.  I didn't see any reason why I couldn't do that with a native juniper, Eastern red cedar (which, of course, is a juniper and not a true "cedar"), that had volunteered in the yard.  So that's just what I did. It had been getting a little wild looking lately, so I gave it a "haircut" today.
...and after.
A nice accent in the landscape that didn't cost me a dime.


  1. 'YOU DONE GOOD' That looks great. and yep it does make an accent. I like the cost. Sorta like Johnny Cash's car outa the Detroit factories! ha I do know about one song. LOL

  2. Wow. That is really neat. I've never tried that.