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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Ivy Topiary Love

Friday, February 26, 2016

Between the Spring flowers and Christmas decorations there is a period 
when the house seems empty, missing something. 

While putting away the holiday decorations does give the house 
a lighter feeling with the kitchen counters bare, 
there is a longing for something green and fresh...  
in the quiet dead days of winter. 

A longing that is filled with a fresh green ivy ball topiary... 

Topiaries have a way of providing just the right amount of needed greenery 
with a flair that says, "I can stand alone, nothing else needed." 
Of course, a beautiful pot in which to stand regally does add to the ivy. 

Yes, ivy topiary love for a bare winter kitchen adds life to the house.  

And gives promises for coming Spring 
filled with trees, shrubs, grass, and flowers 
budding with new life.

Callie loves plants of all kinds, not just ivy topiaries. 
Looking for a way to add some freshness to your home this winter? 
Try a little topiary love. 

Then when the weather warms, move the topiary to your outside deck. 

See more ways for topiary love at my house. 


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  1. Judith, I'm a fan of topiaries too. I have some sweet heart topiaries from Trader Joe's left over from Valentine's, a couple of lemon cedar from Christmas, and two euginia double ball topiaries that I brought home from Round Top last fall. They seem to thrive on the sun porch.
    I have had mixed luck with the ivy topiaries. I can keep them looking good for awhile, but then they begin to drop leaves or get bugs. I think our home must be too dark for their liking. Yours look so fresh and welcoming. They do say, "Spring."

  2. Your pretty topiary has the perfect spot by your kitchen sink. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. I also like the topiary against the kitchen sink. My, you do have some nice china.

  4. I love topiaries. They really do help brighten up a home during the gray winter months.
    Enjoy your Sunday.

  5. Love this post! Topiaries are so elegant and Ivy? Well if I can't kill it then I know it's a good plant. I am loving yours in their pretty pots!

  6. I used to make lots of rosemary topiaries, but now my house is too dark for those. The ivy might work though! Thanks.

  7. Hi Judith. I just love ivy topiaries but have the hardest time keeping them alive! Do you have tips? Mine usually get brown curly leaves and eventually get spider mites.

  8. Love your topiary and it looks great by your sink. The perfect pop of green to liven up your space.

  9. I have been wanting to get a topiary or make one myself for a long time. It really is a nice green touch for those winter days when we long for signs of spring. Love your topiary and it looks so pretty in the kitchen.

  10. Judith,
    I am sad to say that I do not do well with live Topiary's what is your secret?
    I have a few faux ones, but they cannot compare to the real ones.

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