Jun 20, 2013

~ topiary love


Obsessed...













Topiaries making an entrance...



Very country french...




Perhaps the most beautiful topiaries I've seen reside in Ladew Topiary Gardens, one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, located in Monkton, Maryland...

Brace yourself.








Carolyne Roehm featured this amazing topiary garden on her blog... 


You can read more about Brecy, located in Normandy, on Carolyne's blog here...

Even more images of Brecy on this blog... And again I say, brace yourself.


 





Topiaries can be ultra-sophisticated or enchanting and whimsical... 


 Kelly Wearstler's Topiaries...

Stella McCartney's topiary garden...

 And here are some of mine...













Completely obsessed.

(images that aren't mine or marked otherwise or from Pinterest)


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12 comments:

penelopebianchi said...

Thrilling!

I love your posts on topiaries! they are divine!

The only trouble with "topiaries" and "manicured gardens" is when they are "trimmed in the Spring!
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I just saw it happen today in Los Angeles! I was at a house (in the best part of Santa Monica) and the "gardeners" were just "trimming away!!!"

My assistant (who speaks some Spanish asked the nests!

Penelope

ps please do no allow tree-trimming (nor vine-trimming between March and Septemver!!

penelopebianchi said...

You have exquisite taste!

Your gardens are beautiful!
What completely breaks my heart (and I mean it!)

Is that you provide very little habitat for birds and small animals!

Acquired Objects said...

I couldn't begin to imagine the time it would take to keep everything clipped but I do love the dogs running across the yard. You have a wonderful and lovely outside dining area Jan, really lovely.

XXX
Debra~

Kim Thompson said...

Jan, these are absolutely stunning! Your own topiaries are lovely too! Does your ivy stay in the pots year round or do you replant?

Kim Thompson said...

Jan, these are stunning! Your own topiaries are gorgeous too! Do you leave the ivy in the pots year round or plant?

BRASWELL said...

I am crazy about topiaries also-have been to LaDew and it is beyond the beyond. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Amy Davis said...

You need to check out green animals topiary gardens in Rhode Island. Beautiful.

Maryanne White said...

A wonderful obsession!

christy said...

This is gorgeous. I love your topiiries and those animal ones are so amazing. How do you keep your ivy so healthy looking? I do not have a green thumb but keep trying.

The enchanted home said...

Wow Jan what a post. I have never seen so many spectacular topiaries all in one place. Gorgeous and yours are quite amazing too!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love your obsession. I'm right there with you!
xo Nancy

A Magical Whimsy said...

Fantastic photos! Your photos and the online photos...all of them are fabulous!
Makes me want to drive around our neighborhood and take photos of topiaries. Great photo idea!