April 23, 2021

Potting Topiaries for My Winter House Courtyard

It's so exciting to see gardening projects completed around my Bedford, New York farm.

Behind my Winter House is a gravel courtyard where I love to display tropical plants during warmer months. This year, I decided this courtyard was the perfect spot for six giant Australian Brush Cherry topiaries. Topiary is the horticultural practice of training perennial plants by clipping the foliage and twigs of trees or shrubs to develop and maintain clearly defined shapes. Four of the topiaries would surround an antique faux bois gazebo I acquired years ago, and two slightly smaller ones would flank a doorway.

Here are some photos, enjoy.