Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm Back! and so is topiary!

Hey, howdy!  I'm back! Did you miss me? I know I did. Well,  let me tell you I went all over... the Southwest, Nor Cal and Mexico. Lots of time off, so that's my excuse and I am sticking to it.  I had out of town (out of country) company for nearly 5 weeks, so needless to say my routines were out of whack during that time. Still getting back into the swing of things.

Out and about today I spotted a little piece of heaven.  I would like to blogs about things like this... You know, the stuff you see when out.  OK, raise your hand if you think topiary is out. OK, hold 'em up high, uh huh. That's what I thought.  Well, guess what? It's back in!  Yeah it's cool. And for the record Buxus japonica is way drought tolerant when established.  We need to have more topiary, it can be cool, fun, elegant and OK yes... cheesy.

So below you see this photo of  "Jaws". Isn't it amazing (no sarcasm)?  The size and proportions are incredible.  Who needs to go the aquarium? I can only guess that this was once an overgrown hedge and some BRILLIANT person decided to trim it a different way.  What would the world be like if there was much more whimsy like this in it?  No road rage, people holding hands... the whole world would be a better place.  Such beauty.     duh dunt...... duh dunt... duh dunt.. duh duhduhhhh!

I think I may make "Topiary on the fly" a regular feature. If you have seen great topiary please send me a photo!


  1. I think we need a bigger boat...
    No great topiary in my neighborhood to speak of. But glad you're back. How about some tales of travels in Mexico?

  2. Yes we missed you and topiary is way cool, though here plain old Myrtus communis is even tougher.

    It must have been a wonderful vacation. Welcome back to the grind!

  3. Denise,

    Mexico had some horticultural highlights but I'm trying to keep this to stuff that is relevant to my garden.

    But I will say there can never be enough Tillandsias in my garden.

  4. Well HB,

    Thanks. I need to incorporate topiary into my garden, but where?

    ANd speaking of grind, I have to at least get back into my plant of the weeks, that way it won't be plant of the weak!

  5. Glad you are back! I've been needing some SoCal winter garden inspiration back in my life : )