You may not know this about Stone Soup Gardens, but we secretly like to make animal topiary out of shrubbery. Take this formative juniper for example, just yearning to break free of its confines and become....
A fin, an eye, a tail, what a lark! Jake dove deep into the bush cutting and weaving and removing years of old branches, and soon you could feel it begin to float. But what the heck is it? A shark?
A hack job from above, to say the least, but walk out your front door and what do your eyes feast? A humpback breaching above mulch water, a topiary creation to embarrass son and daughter. A wire and a branch weave will add to the tension, bringing a whale to comprehension. The visual aids of pictures and toys assist in the work of this big bearded boy.
So away we rode on a cetacean creation, a juniper humpback that swims with elation, South on 49th street is its forward direction, 50% scale done to topiary perfection.
For fun - here are a few of our other topiary creations:
Author Susan MacLaren
Stone Soup Gardens is a full service edible landscaping company specializing in beautiful sustainable gardens, connecting folks to their environment and their food.