Hello, friends! I’m Amy from Ms. Toody Goo Shoes, back at Claire’s to share some thoughts on home and garden.
Do you have a favorite garden accessory? If I had to choose, I’d say mine is the topiary form (affil. link).
Topiary forms are great tools for adding visual interest. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, adding height, width, and texture.
Some are tall and thin……
Some are wide……
Some are short and squat (hmmm…this is starting to sound like a description of my relatives)……..
Mix them up with different flowers, and they never look the same twice.
A fringe benefit is that fewer flowers are needed, because the metal forms takes up a good amount of space in the pot. Yup, they’re good lookin’, and cost effective — how ’bout that?
A grouping of flower pots with topiary forms makes a statement. Visualize these same flower pots without the forms. Blabbity blah, right?
Sometimes, I even use topiary forms without flowers. This summer, the sundial is perched on top of an upside-down empty flower pot.
Topiary forms can be used all year long. Even in the dead of winter, I leave them in my empty flower pots. Once they are covered in snow, they become wintry garden art.
I like to think of topiary forms as the ultimate metal “perennial” — and the best part? The deer won’t eat them.
See you next month!