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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Green Dolphins

If you've driven along rt. 111, and passed by Delahunty's over the past week, without a doubt you've noticed the green dolphins, leafy baseball players, and the giant pineapples!

These are all examples of the gardener's art of topiary! More examples can be found on-line at Topiary Joe's website. Cool! If you ever go down to Newport, RI, and I recommend that you do, include in your visit to the mansions, a side trip to the Green Animals Topiary Garden.

Topiary on a scaler scale can be done with potted shrubs or herbs. Examples can be seen in NH at Owl's Rest Farm in Sanbornton.

If you'd like to try your hand at this art, borrow Topiary and the Art of Training Plants by David Joyce [715 JOY].

I have a question...where does one put a giant leafy green pineapple?

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