ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Topiary Sculptures

Updated on August 8, 2014

Amazing Sculpture and Art Landscape


I came up with the idea for this lens when I was adding photos to my landscaping and topiary Pinterest board. I love the art of topiary and the amazing work that is done to produce these wonders. When I look at a tree I am not inclined to think of art. Of course Mother Nature is the ultimate artist and I love to soak in her work as much as possible. Artists make amazing works using Mother Nature subjects, manipulating her work into a fine art while leaving it where it belongs so it can thrive and live on.

Photo credit: AV Dezign

Frames

To build a sculpture you will need a good frame. Wire frames are most common because of the ease using them and they hold up to the weather conditions.

Monkey Topiary (27") Sphagnum Moss Topiary Form
Monkey Topiary (27") Sphagnum Moss Topiary Form

Rigid metal frame.

Filled with clean long fiber sphagnum moss.

Designed for long lasting enjoyment.

Ready to plant with live plants.

 
Poodle Topiary Filled with Sphagnum Moss - 21" High
Poodle Topiary Filled with Sphagnum Moss - 21" High

Rigid steel frame.

Filled with freshly harvested sphagnum moss.

Ready to plant with any type of plants.

21" high - 16" long and 8" wide.

Topiary Poodle

 

Who Does This?

Topiary sculpture has been practiced by the landscapers of big estates throughout the years. I has also become a leading way to make a park or zoo much more appealing to the visitors. Over the years this form of landscaping has become more popular and is seen done by owners of small pieces of land.

Snakes in My Yard

These photographs are from an exhibit. More information regarding this exhibit can be found at Crack the Plates

I think these Cobras are the best work in field of art that I have ever seen

I love the way the body of the snake drapes over the wall. It looks like these Cobras own this little piece or the world. This exhibit is in Montreal Canada

Amazing Photographs - Topiary Sculptures

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Supplies to Construct a Topiary

A good pair of shears are a handy addition for any hedge work. You will also need to have a measuring tape handy.

  • ARS KR-1000 Hedge Shears






  • Stanley STHT77138 Laser Distance Measurer TLM99



How does your garden grow

I am not much of a gardener my husband has the green thumb in the family. Topiary is not just doing the growing but there is a creative side to it. I love to create and my work consists of doing design. I am also an avid photographer and photo nut. Most of my lenses will consist of a lot of photographs of the subject matter at hand. I find it near impossible to write enough content to please the powers that be but I try. These days there is no limit to how many different topiary items you can use. At one time only the truly rich could be over the top with how "their gardens grow". Today if you are interested and have the time you can put together just about any idea to make your own personal topiary a thing of beauty.

New Guestbook Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • leatherwooddesign profile image
      Author

      Marisa Horn 3 years ago from Rintown Pa

      @asereht1970: Thank you. I just stopped here to get the link to share on my G+ account.

    • asereht1970 profile image

      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Very nice lens. I love looking at topiary sculptures. Very nice pictures.