Re: Re: Minis
- Subject: Re: Re: Minis
- From: Judith Cassidy <JudithCidy@MSN.COM>
- Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 09:40:38 -0600
My topiaries are much smaller ......perhaps 12-24 inches in height.
I was lucky to be able to hand pick the plants that I wanted to grow int=
o topiaries. It was really quite simple. I looked for a plant with one =
good main stem, trimmed the lowered branches and encourages the upward gr=
owth. Pinching and pruning as necessary.
I have had several that need extra support....sometimes staking will be e=
nough, other times I used a larger pot and inserted a mini pot filled wit=
h an upright stake and cement od some sort. I also was able to buy these=
at a somewhat local greenhouse. I did find directions in a geranium boo=
k....I will look and email you if I can find them. The lemon crispums an=
d Mabel Grey work very well. Good Luck
This year I want to start a zonal and try to train it into a 36inch topia=
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Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Minis
I really like French Lace also. Not only does it have those great
leaves but it smells wonderful. How do you grow it as a topiary? Do y=
ou have a
form of some kind that you train it to grow on?