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Link to Spring topiary

Post by Quill Me on 2010-09-28, 02:05

This may give you some ideas as it is Spring downunder.

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Re: Link to Spring topiary

Post by admin on 2010-09-28, 03:04

Really lovely Bronwyn, I showed some elderly ladies from a retirement village how to do a topiary a few months back. We used the small polystyrene foam balls from the dollar shop, BTW I got a pack of 8 last week for $2.00 just for price sake....
Anyways, they all got their pots from second hand stores for between 20c-50c and another lady went and got a length of dowel cut down for the group. They did an amazing job and diversified by making some flower drops in addition to covering the ball with flowers, attaching a 5-10cm strips under the ball then popping some flowers on the end. Some of them curled the ends too instead of flowers. I wish I had have taken a picture to show you. The small ones didn't take very long at all where as the large ones take a really long time as there is so many flowers you don't realise how much they take.
They looked really effective when finished with the extra drops. After doing mine (large one without drops) I highly recommend using tacky glue as the flowers need just that bit extra to hold them on to the foam. You can also get away with using small pins if they are behind flowers to help hold the drops on.

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