Topiary plants are fashionable and bring a design air to all types of exteriors. Why not adopt them for your garden decoration ? Topiary art consists of cultivating and pruning outdoor plants in order to create different forms and decorative sculptures.
Among these are geometric shapes such as pyramids but also animals, humans and different kinds of objects. One of the great benefits of topiary gardens is the fact that they are impressive at all times of the year, including in winter.
Example of garden decoration with topiary plants
Topiary art has its origins in ancient times. The ancient Romans liked the interesting aspect of the green plants that they fashioned in animals and obelisks. In Asia, the Chinese and the Japanese also practiced this art which is, today, one of the characteristic features of gardens with zen style decoration . If you love gardening, you can transform your outdoors with topiary art without spending money on expensive equipment. The usual instruments that you already use for the maintenance of your garden will also be used to shape the plants and to give them different shapes.
Topiary garden decoration: interesting, easy and cheap
Beginning gardeners, who do not have much experience and who still doubt their abilities, will be able to start experimenting with simple and geometrical forms: they do not require much effort and prior planning. They will progress gradually and, with a little patience and perseverance, they will soon be able to create more and more original forms.
Topiary garden decoration with green plants and sculpture
What are the plants to buy for a topiary decor? To benefit from your garden throughout the year, prefer compact plants of the type evergreen which keep their green foliage during all seasons. The yew, privet, holly, myrtle, bay and cypress are all very good choices. You could also start training on a potted plant , like the one on the picture below, to keep indoors or on your terrace.
Topiary plant in pot for garden or terrace decoration
The end of winter is a good time to get started in topiary, planting the green plants of your choice. Spring and summer are times when their foliage will grow faster and during which you should think about pruning them once or twice. So, would you like to experiment with topiary art to revamp your garden or just to add one or two interesting decorations? If your answer is "yes", do not hesitate to consult our selection of outdoor photos to choose plants and outdoor sculptures:
Topiary garden decoration and house terrace
Green and outdoor plant photo of topiary design
Topiary plants and green sculptures for garden decoration
Topiary garden plant idea with gravel
Potted plant for outdoor garden decoration
Idea of potted plants for garden decoration with topiary art
Topiary exterior with plant sculptures
Idea of small green plant for outdoor garden
Garden fence and cut plant idea
Small topiary garden with green plants
Beautiful garden decoration with green plants
Small house and landscaping with topiary
Terrace and garden decoration with green foliage plants
Vegetal sculptures in green, red and white for outdoor decoration
Garden design idea with green plant and topiary