The garden and even the terrace or balcony are much more beautiful and stylish with topiary figures, because they ensure elegant structure and perfection and give every outdoor area that certain something. Green topiary figures appear in classic, geometric lines and shapes or as funny animals that artistically loosen up any excessively great severity in garden design. Topiary figures made from different plants and herbs come into their own even in the smallest of pots. Two or more such pots are very inviting on the balcony or in the entrance area. One of the simplest but effective shapes into which not only box but also rosemary and cloves can be cut is the spherical shape. Above all else, you need a lot of patience to create beautiful shaped cuts, because they require time and perseverance. The effort is definitely worth it, because with the help of shaped cuts, any irrepressible naturalness can be designed into a fascinating, regulated form. In this way you can “educate” nature according to your own ideas in a fancy, artistic way. It becomes an art form that turns your own garden into something unusual. The easy way to leave your own creativity free is to cut the hedge. It is a natural border for the garden, forms individual garden sections or becomes a calming background for combinations of plants. Geometric shapes are more complex. The possible variations are numerous: balls, cones, pyramids, plates, spirals or unusual figures from the animal kingdom or mythical creatures.
The suitable plants for this garden art are boxwood (Buxus sempervirens), Liguster (Ligustum), Yew (Taxus), Holly (ilex), Laurel (Laurus) or Tree of Life (Thuja). The smaller the leaves of the plants, the more beautiful and precise the topiary can be. Regular shedding is of course necessary to keep the shape neat and tight.
The figures made of evergreen plants give the property in front of or behind the house structure in every season. They can be wonderfully combined with columns that stand in a row or with straight hedges that divide the garden into different areas. They are also particularly beautiful as signposts. Individual standing figures are eye-catchers in the garden or on the balcony. This garden art can also be used in pots. For example with ivy. The ivy tendrils form dense frameworks in a short time – an alternative for elaborate figures on the terrace at home.
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