Video: New Topiary: Simple About Complicated
Do you know what topiary is? Even if the word itself seems familiar to you, but not entirely clear, you have probably seen what it means in practice. Figures of animals made of plants, trees of bizarre geometric shapes, funny fairy-tale characters intricately entwined with greenery on city streets and park alleys - these are the "fruits" of topiary art, sometimes also called plant sculpture.
Usually the concept of "topiary art" is defined as a special modification of the natural form of plants by curly shearing of trees and shrubs in order to give them various geometric or fantasy forms.
Topiary art has ancient roots. Even at the dawn of human civilization, gardeners created extraordinary plant masterpieces. Mentions have come down to us about one of the greatest wonders of the ancient world - the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and in the writings of the historians of Ancient Rome stories have been preserved about the amazing beauty of the gardens, where boxwood bushes were formed in the form of ships, temples, birds and animals, as well as in the form human figures.
Topiary art was brought to our country under Peter I from the main country of the trendsetter - France. The 18th century opened a new style in this art, the so-called "new topiary" - cutting plants using a special metal frame. The forms and types of topiary art continue to develop and improve, and the disputes of specialists around them do not subside.
Today all over the world topiary art is on the rise. Many amateur gardeners try to practice topiary in their gardens, although this art requires possession of the appropriate skills and knowledge. Even in order to maintain the purchased plant already formed in the nursery in the desired condition, a lot of work, attention and patience are needed. However, everyone knows that "the eyes are afraid - the hands are doing"! With proper care and attention, green sculptures can live for many, many years and even centuries, becoming more and more original and attractive over time. Try your hand at this wonderful art, and, perhaps, in a few years, friends and acquaintances will go on excursions to your site to admire the living sculptures you have created.
Creating a topiary garden with your own hands is a task that requires patience, accuracy and hard work. Professionals advise to start by creating several topiary figures, which can become more and more difficult with time and experience in this art. For example, you can first create "living" simple geometric shapes, and then add an animal figurine to them. It will not be difficult to do this using a ready-made topiary frame. If the necessary conditions are strictly observed, then the harm from the contact of metal with the tree in winter and harm from the plant growing into the frame can be avoided. Topiary frames are created by real artists, so the topiary figures obtained on the basis of these frames will bring a lot of joy to their owners and turn your garden into a real attraction.
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