Hello again from the French Hen's Nest The French Hen's Nest
This is one of the first posts that I wrote in 2013, I believe. But with spring on the way, (it's here but still cold) it's a good time to get started.If you like topiaries, this is an easy and inexpensive one to make. They are rather expensive to buy, but I'll tell you how to create one yourself, inexpensively.
Do you have Ivy in your yard? Great! if not maybe a neighbor has some to spare. Choose your pot, plain or fancy, both will look great. Make sure it is at least 6" or more. Now we have a pot, soil, and about 8 pieces of ivy.
We're ready to go: Fill pot with potting soil, leaving an inch at the top, push the form in as far as you can, and grab the ivy. Plant one piece at at time, starting at the center. Plant one on the right side, another on the left. Wrap the form with the ivy, round and round you go, not to tightly. Plant and wrap until you like the way it looks. Hope you enjoy your topiary. They make lovely gifts as well.
Have fun, let me know how it turns out, would love to see a pic. Oh, don't forget to water.
Till nest time,