Have You Considered Topiary Gardening?


When you’re looking for an attractive, long-lasting style for your home, business, or garden area, consider the beauty of topiary plants. These bring an immediate sense of timeless style and relaxing beauty to any area you’d like to place them. You don’t need to worry about the care of topiaries, because we can provide the tools and advice you need to get started. It won’t be as hard as you think to maintain your new topiaries and enjoy them for a long time to come.  Some of the styles that we have available include: 

  • Cone topiaries: the classic look of the carefully manicured topiary that is recognized throughout the world
  • Boxwood cone topiaries: this tree is a particularly useful kind for topiary styles
  • A ball topiary: with flowers or without, they come in a variety of sizes, styles, and designs
  • Artificial topiary trees: easily cared for, easily enjoyed
  • Topiary in a potted form: a topiary in a pot can be moved to other locations for added variety in decor, whether used inside or out

Advantages of Topiaries
Advantages of topiaries vary from owner to owner. For some, the classical beauty of these plants is calming and provides a balanced and peaceful decor for their property. For others, trimming and shaping the topiaries provides an interesting hobby that encourages patience and attention to detail. Some prefer artificial topiaries that require very little care. 

Indoor Uses – Highly Recommend Preserved Topiary
Indoor topiaries can provide the beauty of nature where the color and shape of the plant adds a special addition to the decor of a room. Using live plants adds the health benefits of living vegetation to the indoors. Using artificial ones provides easy-care beauty. 

Outdoor Topiary
Using a variety of outdoor topiaries is an excellent way to develop a balanced and striking visual approach to any building entrance. They frame gardens, provide privacy, and add detail to bare walls or walkways. Any kind of topiary will serve outdoors. 

Live Topiaries
Live topiaries stand at attention anywhere they are needed. They provide the calming sense of a well-controlled environment. They can be shaped and reshaped according to tastes. Their natural beauty helps filter the air while adding emphasis on the views around a property. 

Artificial Topiaries
The true advantage of an artificial topiary is that it takes little care. Whether used indoors or outside, they provide long-lasting, dependable style. Artificial topiaries are as beautiful as the natural varieties. They maintain their carefully constructed shapes so that you can enjoy them without worry. 

Visit Us Today!
Visit us today online or in person to see what we have to offer in topiaries. We will happily discuss your needs and show you the variety of live and artificial plants that we maintain. Our selection is extensive, and we’ll help you find the right choices for your needs.

Add a Lifelike Topiary Animal to the Garden Such as a Horse

Horse, 72 inch  (Mossed) 72 inch  x 81 inch  x 19 inch
Life Size Horse Topiary


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How to Make Artificial Topiary for a Wedding Reception


artificial topiary – lifelike

Weddings can be expensive. It’s common for some couples to spend tens of thousands to make their big day truly special. Thankfully, one way you can save money is by making artificial topiary for your wedding reception. This will reduce costs for your reception centerpieces and impress your guests to boot!  

Transforming your wedding reception with artificial topiary

You can certainly use real topiary for your wedding decorations, but you can save a significant amount of money by making your own artificial plants and flowers instead. The beauty of using artificial topiary is that it allows you to experiment with a wide range of colors and arrangements before deciding on a final design. 

Furthermore, you can create your arrangement well in advance of the wedding which gives you less to worry about as the big day draws closer.

Supplies you’ll need to make your own topiary 

topiary supplies

The following instructions are for creating your own silk flower topiary. The supplies you need are as follows:

  • Green wooden dowel
  • Glue gun 
  • Small pot 
  • Green Styrofoam shape
  • Scissors 
  • Wire cutters 
  • Silk flowers
  • Green leaves 
  • Accent ribbons
  • Paint 

Everyone will have a different vision for their centerpiece so the type and quantity of supplies you’ll need will vary case by case. One way you can go about it is to glue ribbons around the pot that will hold the silk flowers. You can also paint the pot; the choice is up to you. 

As a beginner, it may be easier for you to design one type of flower. However, if you feel confident with the process and have a firm handle of what you’re doing, then you may want to increase the types of flower designs that you use. 

Steps to Make Your Topiaries

Steps to make artificial topiary 

Making silk topiary flowers is surprisingly simple. Follow these steps in order, and you’ll be making your own silk flower topiary in no time!

Step one: Decorate your pot in any way you desire whether it be with ribbons or paint. Wait for any glue or paint to dry before proceeding to the next step. 

Step two: Take your moss and place it into your pot until full while the wooden dowel is inside. Now set it aside as you proceed to the next step. 

Step three: Take your silk flowers and cut them from the stem while you have them in small clusters. Now glue them to the Styrofoam until it’s covered completely. 

Step four: Place the Styrofoam display onto the wooden dowel and add leaves or a bow to finish the job.

What about Live Topiary?

While artificial topiary is an excellent choice for those who enjoy “DIY” projects, that does not mean you can’t use live topiary, including outdoor topiary, for your wedding reception. It can take some time for live topiary to fill their frames (up to six months in some instances), so you’ll need to plan well in advance before your wedding. 

When it comes to growing your own live topiary two frames are typically used – two and three dimensional. When three-dimensional frames are used, the enclosure is filled with sphagnum moss, and climbing vine is placed through and around it. With a two dimensional frame, the same process is performed. However, the climbing vine is just wrapped around it. 

How to make 2-dimensional topiary artforms

Take your climbing vine (such as ivy) and place it into a pot and place your frame into the middle. Now, wrap the climbing vine around the wire until satisfied. Be mindful if the vine has any leaves on it you should cut them as you wrap it around the frame. Also, you should only wrap the frame in a single direction. 

How to make 3-dimensional topiary artforms

The very first thing you should do with a 3-dimensional topiary display is ensure that the frame has been seated securely within a pot. Moss can cause the entire display to topple over due to its weight (especially when it’s wet). 

To proceed, saturate sphagnum moss with water and proceed to place it within the frame. Once you’ve filled the frame, you can either use a small dowel or your finger to poke a few holes where you will place roots of the climbing vine within. Proceed to wrap the frame with the vines. 

Properly caring for topiary

Caring for artificial topiary is simple though it takes attention to detail to ensure they remain pristine until your wedding day. Cover your artificial topiary or store them somewhere where they will not accumulate dust. 

As you pack your artificial topiary together, you’ll need to figure out how to packthem loosely enough so the flowers aren’t smashed together, but tight enough that the bases don’t move. 

When it comes to caring for living topiary, you’ll need a bit of a green thumb to keep them alive and healthy until your wedding day. As with any plant, your live topiary will need plenty of sunlight and water to thrive. 

Different types of plants often have different needs in order to thrive. Do your research on the type of plant you decide to use so you can care for it properly. 

Using topiary for your big day 

Topiaries have always been a popular centerpiece for modern-day wedding receptions. Whether artificial or living, there are a variety of ways you can go about decorating your wedding reception the right way. If you’re looking for ideas, supplies, and topiary of all shapes and sizes visit Topiary Tree today.

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Topiary: 7 Expert Tips and Tricks

We’ve all seen images of beautiful topiary that adorn the lawns of upscale hotels, mansions, and other places of prominence. If you’ve always wanted to have your own topiary display to beautify your garden we’re here to offer guidance. We’ve assembled 7 expert tips and tricks to help greatly improve the aesthetic of your garden.

1) Know the purpose before choosing the plant

There are several factors you need to keep in mind to achieve your desired topiary display:           

  • Desired result
  • Purpose
  • Length of time

Are you looking for a seasonal display, or do you wish to add a permanent topiary fixture to your garden? For example, the boxed leafed privet is a compact evergreen shrub that’s ideally suited for long-lasting topiary displays. They’re also perfectly suited for use with wireframes because they can be easily woven into place. Understanding the purpose, length of time, and desired result of your topiary will allow you to pick the right plant for the job.

2) Purchase Prearranged topiary

If you’re not interested in designing topiary yourself, you can simply purchase a topiary plant from stock shapes. Topiary Tree has a massive selection of stock shapes and live topiary too. Simply purchase the shape you prefer and place it in the ideal space in your garden.

3) Always be aware that time will play the biggest role

When it comes to live topiary, time will always play the biggest role. Simply put, it takes time for your plants to mature. Therefore, don’t expect a work of art to spring to life overnight. It will take time for your plant to mature and it will eventually begin to take shape as the seasons come and go.

4) Trim your topiary regularly

There are multiple reasons why you should trim your topiary. For one, allowing your topiary to grow out of control will take away from the overall presentation. Just think of it as giving your plants a proper haircut!

In addition, it’s always a good idea to ensure your topiary has sufficient air circulation. Thinning out thick foliage will allow air and light to reach the body of the plant which will improve its overall health.

5) Tips for working with foliage with smaller leaves 

If you have plants in your garden that are dense, with small leaves, then there are a few simple shapes you can start with to transform them into beautiful works of art. Pyramids and ball shapes often work for this particular plant type. Don’t worry if you have no clue how to begin cutting your plants into a specific shape.

You can easily purchase metal wire topiary frames to help guide the process. Simply place the frame around the plant and trim around it. As the plant continues to grow, trim it on a regular basis so that it retains its unique shape. With that being said, leave around 3 – 5cm of growth to allow the plant to fill in.

6) Repot the plant every couple of years

To ensure your topiary stays nice and healthy, remove the plant from its current plot and place it within another pot with fresh soil. In instances where repotting isn’t an option, lift the plant and use a knife to carefully remove some of the roots and soil from the root ball.

7) Care for your topiary no matter what type of plant you use 

There are many types of plants to choose from to create your topiary display. Some of the more popular plants include Hall trees, English ivy, Sweet Bay and much more. No matter what you decide to choose, you’ll need to care for your topiary properly to ensure its longevity.

Though each topiary may have its own nuances when it comes to proper care, ensure that all of your plants have deep, fertile soil in a partially shaded area in your garden to ensure they thrive. 

Conclusion

Caring for your topiary can be hard work. However, employing the right tips and tricks will make your efforts much easier to manage. If you’re interested in beautifying your garden with topiary turn to Topiary Tree.

They have a wide variety of topiary that’s suited for both indoor and outdoor use. Furthermore, they offer care instructions to help you care for your live topiary plants, and they provide supplies perfectly suited for your topiary needs. Contact Topiary Tree today to begin transforming your garden!

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We all need to help save our trees.  Visit the below links to do your part.:)

Donations | US Forest Service

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Lighted Dog Topiaries for Holiday Favorites !

We offer the largest online inventory of Animal Topiary Forms, Live Topiary Plants, Topiary Trees, and Topiary Animals forms from TopiaryTree.NET

Bulldog, 16 inch (Lit) 16 inch x 25 inch x 11 inch

Bulldog, 16 inch (Lit) 16 inch x 25 inch x 11 inch

Boston Terrier, 20 inch (Lit) 20 inch x 23 inch x 8 inch

Boston Terrier, 20 inch (Lit) 20 inch x 23 inch x 8 inch

Dachshund, 13 inch (Lit) 13 inch x 25 inch x 6 inch(

Dachshund, 13 inch (Lit) 13 inch x 25 inch x 6 inch

Cavalier Sitting, 16 inch (Lit) 16 inch x 23 inch x 10 inch

Cavalier Sitting, 16 inch (Lit) 16 inch x 23 inch x 10 inch 

Chihuahua, 16 inch (Lit) 16 inch x 16 inch x 5 inch(

Chihuahua, 16 inch (Lit) 16 inch x 16 inch x 5 inch

Cocker Spaniel, 21 inch (Lit) 21 inch x 28 inch x 11 inch(

Cocker Spaniel, 21 inch (Lit) 21 inch x 28 inch x 11 inch(

Corgi, 17 inch (Lit) 17 inch x 28 inch x 9 inch

Corgi, 17 inch (Lit) 17 inch x 28 inch x 9 inch

Dachshund, 13 inch (Lit) 13 inch x 25 inch x 6 inch

Dachshund, 13 inch (Lit) 13 inch x 25 inch x 6 inch

Jack Russell, 14 inch (Lit) 14 inch x 22 inch x 7 inch

Jack Russell, 14 inch (Lit) 14 inch x 22 inch x 7 inch

Poodle, 17 inch (Lit) 17 inch x 18 inch x 9 inch

Poodle, 17 inch (Lit) 17 inch x 18 inch x 9 inch

Pug, 18 inch (Lit) 18 inch x 19 inch x 8 inch

Pug, 18 inch (Lit) 18 inch x 19 inch x 8 inch

Scottie, 18 inch (Lit) 18 inch x 25 inch x 8

Scottie, 18 inch (Lit) 18 inch x 25 inch x 8

Westie, 14 inch (Lit) 14 inch x 19 inch x 7 inch

Westie, 14 inch (Lit) 14 inch x 19 inch x 7 inch

Yorkie, 15 inch (Lit) 15 inch x 17 inch x 9 inch(

Yorkie, 15 inch (Lit) 15 inch x 17 inch x 9 inch(

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Live Preserved Topiaries | Home, Office, or Commercial Decor


Live preserved topiaries are the really live plants or trees with no maintenance and will last for years to come. Texture, look and display of these topiaries are real. Our boxwood topiaries are most popular.

CONE SHAPE PRESERVED LIVE TOPIARIES
Live preserved cone shaped topiary trees and bushes for the home. These plants are the real thing, but glycerin is used to preserve them so that you never need to keep them watered or trimmed. Ranging in size from one to five feet in height, these plants make an impressive addition to the entryway or another part of the home. Learn more about live cone shape topiaries.

Artificial trees tend to look to fake and collect dust. You can get the low maintenance of a faux topiary with the look of a real one in a preserved topiary. These plants are real, grown topiaries trimmed into a cone shape that are slowly dried out and treated with glycerin to keep them looking fresh. Homeowners can find small foot tall plants for side tables or tall five foot plants to place on the floor. They make great entry way markers. Live preserved cone shaped topiary trees are as low-maintenance as it gets. These trees require no maintenance or watering. On average they last between seven to ten years, depending on the type of tree. Boxwood trees last about seven years, while a eucalyptus lasts ten years. You will only need to dust it now and then to keep the leaves looking bright and green. When looking for something that fits well with your lifestyle, turn to a topiary.

BALL SHAPE PRESERVED LIVE TOPIARIES

A decorative display made with a preserved ball topiary plant is the perfect choice for those seeking something low effort. You can purchase petite or tall ball shaped topiaries to decorate the interior of your home in style. These unique plants are grown, dried, and gently preserved with a glycerin solution. Moss, boxwood, and juniper ball topiaries are all beautiful choices for the home. Learn more about live ball shape topiaries.

Decorate fast and easy with preserved ball topiaries for the home. These unique plants make a great addition to the entryway, hallways, and tabletops of the living area. You will never need to water or trim these trees due to the process they undergo to preserve them. The plants are slowly dried and glycerin is used to keep the plant intact and the leave bright and green. You’ll find that there are several varieties available from the moss ball topiary for artistic displays and stone gardens to the tall boxwood topiary to serve as a floor piece. These topiaries are available in a number of sizes from about one foot tall up to five feet tall. For a more visually interesting look, consider the ball and cone shaped topiary, or a three ball topiary. Both feature closely trimmed and cleaned stems for a bold design. Preserved topiaries can last between seven to ten years and will only need dusting to keep them looking great.

SPIRAL SHAPE PRESERVED LIVE TOPIARIES
Bring a touch of the greco-roman style into your home with spiral shape preserved topiaries. These coniferous plants are grown and shaped by expert gardeners, who then gently dry and preserve the trees with glycerin. The preservation process means that your topiary plant will never need watering or trimming to keep its beautiful shape. Decorate in style with a preserved spiral topiary. Learn more about live spiral shape topiaries.

Turn your home into a place where guests want to spend all of their free time with spiral preserved topiaries filling out the background. These plants range between 100 and 130 inches in height, so they are perfect for rooms with tall ceilings. Turn to the spiral topiary as a marker for the entryway, to add interest to long hallway and waiting rooms, or to fill out a three season room. You’ll be able to keep these plants looking great without much effort at all. Expert gardeners have grown and trimmed the coniferous trees into their spiral shape, and then preserved them with a drying process and a coating of glycerin. These preserved trees don’t require any watering or trimming. All that is needed to keep them looking great is a wipe down with the duster or spraying with a can of air from time to time. Most topiaries last between seven to ten years, depending on the type of tree used.

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Landscaping for Outdoor Topiaries?

Polyblend® Outdoor Shrubbery Visit our Outdoor Topiaries

Benefits of our Outdoor Topiary:

    • Proprietary Formula Used to Enhance Performance 100% Year Round.
    • 5 Year Limited Fade Warranty.
    • Installed in many high profile exterior applications and used by commercial landscapers & designers globally, since 1971.
    • Laboratory & Field Tested in extreme heat and cold, extreme sun and wind exposure.
    • Proven to outperform & outlast any other UV imitation silk or UV plastic material on the market today.
    • Continues to outperform in exterior applications over 5 + years in heat, sun, wind, and ice.
    • Able to withstand the ravages of sun fading, wind, rain, ice, snow, and people.
    • “Problem Solver” originally designed for “hard-to-grow areas” and “hard-to-reach areas” with little to no maintenance required.
    • Serves as multi-purpose use in long-term applications:
    • Also Sold Inherently Fire Retardant as well as UV Resistant.
    • To accent and cover unsightly structures, attached to buildings, fences, exterior garden walls, rooftops, balconies, and trellises. Brighten shaded or sun-exposed areas, damp or dry.
    • Blends beautifully with Live landscapes! Enhances color and definition. See for yourself. below with examples.

Warranty and Testing = 5 YEAR Polyblend® Outdoor Plant Warranty (FL/AZ, 3 year fade with extreme sun exposure)

No other Manufacturer can compete. Best in the Industry!

Our outdoor shrubbery and tropicals designed to sustain the ravages, of sun, ice, wind, pollution, and people. We support our Polyblend® products and we have the customers to prove it! With our Polyblend ® plants we offer a 5-year fade warranty.  Our product has been tested by a team of engineers and proven to last longer than any product out on the market.  We manufacture high quality artificial, durable, premium, commercial grade outdoor plastic plants for with over 40 years of experience.

Testing and Proven Time and Time Again – LIFETIME PERFORMANCE

Our Polyblend® artificial plants have been proven and proven over time. With over 40 years of experience and knowledge in the industry, take look at our product and see for yourself.  Our Inherent Fire Retardant Polyblend® Artificial Plants meet all National Fire Prevention Association 701 Test for non-flammability plus ASTM E84-95, Standard Test Methods for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.

Other Companies Guess

Many claim that their UV artificial plants and trees are made to last outdoors and will not fade. What they tell you is that they can only provide a one year warranty. Why? Because their product cannot be guaranteed longer than one year. Our Polyblend® Outdoor foliage can last up to 10 years in many regions of the United States. Please contact us for references!

Why Polyblend® Outdoor Plants?

WARRANTY

We stand strong and proud of our product and name. We offer a 5 YEAR FADE WARRANTY against extreme sun exposure  (FL /AZ 3 year fade) on all Polyblend® Outdoor Shrubbery.  Polyblend® has been on the market for more than 40 years.

Subsequently, our technology has been tested and proven to last longer outdoors in the sunlight and against harsh weather elements such as snow, wind, and rain in comparison to other imitation UV Rated artificial foliage.  Polyblend® will outlast all other UV rated plastic and silk artificial plants on the market.

PREMIUM GRADE

A commercial grade of material is used with Polyblend® as opposed to the cheaper and thinner plastic used by imitation outdoor UV plants.

LOW TURNOVER

Polyblend® pays for itself: low maintenance, low turnover, long-term usage, more cost-effective.

LASTS LONGER

Perhaps more important, Polyblend® is simply more natural looking and realistic than the imitation outdoor UV plants, whose inconsistent color fades too soon looking very unnatural in appearance.

Q.) Can I put my artificial plants outdoors?
Answer: Silks and regular Plastic artificial will not survive nature’s elements outdoors ie. direct sunlight, rain, or wind. We recommend our Polyblend® Outdoor plants and trees for outdoor use. Our Polyblend® products are made with a proprietary formula to resist sunlight fading and endure ravages of rain and wind. We do not warranty any regular silk or regular plastic products (non-Polyblend) against fading.

Q.) Is there anything I can do to prolong the life of my Polyblend® product?
Answer: Yes. And the care you provide can differ from region to region.

For example, southern states (such as Florida) get more sunlight and plants will be exposed to stronger UV, therefore, year-round exposure will accelerate deterioration more so than in northern states. Also, exposure to salty air near the ocean and high humidity year-round will affect the condition of the plants more so than regions with the milder year-round weather. Storing Polyblend® plants away during the harsh winter months in northern region will prolong life even more than exposure outdoors year round.

Polyblend® Outdoor UV/Plastic Plants

Polyblend® Outdoor  Imitation Outdoor UV Plants
1.  Proprietary formula to resist fading and degradation for a long-lasting use

2.  Pays for itself – Low Maintenance/Low Turnover/More Cost-effective

3.  Widely Used/Preferred by Known Companies such as Disney World, and Resorts such as MGM Grand Hotel, and Mirage Hotel

4.  Natural Looking / Realistic Rich Color

1.  Won’t last as long as Polyblend®.

2.  Will need to change out plants more frequently

3.  Not recommended.

4.  Faded/Inconsistent Color

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The Advantages of Using Artificial Topiary Trees And Plants


Plants, whether artificial or live, can liven up a room and add a sense of tranquility and well-being. When artificial plants are used alongside live plants, it can be impossible to tell the difference between the two.

There are many benefits of using artificial plants instead of the traditional potted plants. This is why more and more people are opting for these artificial plants. Although live plants are quite beautiful, they do require quite a bit of attention for them to stay that way. You have to water them daily and consider taking them outdoors from time to time to make sure that they are getting enough sunlight. This may prove difficult for people who are extremely busy. Another downfall to having live plants in your home is that your home may not have enough natural light for your plants to grow properly.

Artificial topiary can be used to create features rather than using live plants. Many interior designers prefer artificial plants over real plants. Adding some greenery to your living space adds life to it. You can use colorful pots and fun vases to add more character to your room.

Topiary is specifically designed to take on ornamental shapes and is an art form which requires plenty of skill. It takes time to train the plants to grow a certain way and also to prune and clip the twigs and foliage to resemble the shape you are trying to achieve.

Topiary design was first introduced in Roman times and has been in and out of favor throughout history. America saw the rise of this artform starting in 1962, when Walt Disney recreated his famous cartoon characters into the landscape shrubbery at Disneyland.

If you choose to use an artificial topiary for your outdoor landscape, be sure that the material has UV protection so that it won’t fade from the sun. These decorative plants won’t pose any damage to your soil or disturb your environment by growing in unwanted directions. They will remain in the same position every day, every season and every year unless you decide to move them.

They can be moved around easily without the risk of the harming the plant. It’s as simple as digging them out and replanting them in a new location or if you are using planters, just move the planters around to where you want them. This makes it very easy to redesign your outdoor area.

Because many plants require fertilizer and pesticides to survive, this can negatively affect the environment. Real plants also require a lot of water to survive. There are also people who are allergic to pollen and using artificial plants is a great alternative.

You will never have to worry about where to place these plants because they need no sunlight. Real plants need to be placed in areas where they get enough sunlight daily or they will start to discolor. This gives you quite a few options when it comes to decorating your home.

The overall cost of a live plant is much higher than artificial plants. Although you may pay more initially for these plants, there is no need to spend more on maintenance or replacements.

Artificial topiary has many other benefits that can make the process of designing your home a little bit easier. You can try out the plants at different locations without having to worry about killing the plant. You can use them as a way to break up your living spaces or even as a centerpiece on your dinner table.

You can flank the entrance of your home with these Artificial Topiary trees, creating a classic look. If you have an outside area for entertaining, they make wonderful additions to the space, giving the area a look of lushness and life.

The ideas for using these plants are endless. It is so easy to use these plants with any kind of style that you want, simply by changing the pot. Whether you want an elegant look or just a country look, you can get started today with an artificial hedge topiary plant.

Jonathan Leger is a member of the Garden Writer’s Association and a gardening enthusiast. He runs a site dedicated to the history, education and care of knockout roses at KnockoutRoses.net.

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How to Know When You are Over Watering Your Ivy Plants?

Not sure about you, but I do not have a green thumb and seek for guidance when I can that is helpful. Here, we share a valuable tip on how to know when you are over watering your plants with visual pictures to show clues if you you decide to own a plant and keep it for indoor display. Who want to see your plant not live a happy life?

As pictured, These plants are clearly over watered shown below.

When a plant does not have a chance to become somewhat dry and the soil is always saturated it literally drowns the root system, it is unable to breath. Once the roots are saturated to that extent, they are not able to take in oxygen and the root system begins to rot. Once the roots are damaged, the vines are unable to draw up moisture and at that point begin to dry and wither. It is like trying to draw fluid through a straw that is submerged in liquid but completely collapsed and bent.

Suggest to lighten up on the watering of the second plant. I can see signs of it failing as well – the yellow and very pale leaves are an indication of too much water. Another thing that I notice is that the space where she has the plant appears dark, ivy needs a lot of bright light in order to survive indoors for a prolonged period of time. Explore more details on how to care for live ivy topiary plants.

example of an over watered plant this is what a ferm plant looks like from being over watered this is what a fern plant should look like

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Live Ivy Topiary Plants:Ready to Ship


To many people who do not understand greenery and the beauty that it brings to a setting, this variety of Live Ivy Topiary plant will change their minds. Far from the boring green leaves that most people envision, this plant is a visual explosion of color and pattern in an ivy plant. For those looking to make a big impact in a small area, this variation of Fresh Topiary is the answer to keep the skeptics at bay.

This type of Live Ivy Topiary has a lot to offer it’s surroundings. The variation in the colors within the leaves will blend in with nearly any decor. The 4.25″ pot allows for easy placement on a shelf, desk, or shaded windowsill.

The new chutes of vines that emerge from the center of the plant come out in an awesome display of brand new purplish leaves with bright contrasting white edges. The vines are sturdy and once they are developed, they are very hearty and strong.

The included plastic pot is a shading example of green on the bottom and fading into a stark white at the top of the container. This color variation only helps to enhance the incredible color contrasts within the Fresh Topiary.

When considering this type of Live Ivy Topiary, it is important to take into consideration where the ivy will be housed. This type of ivy topiary desires temperatures that are kept between the area of 40-80 degrees Fahrenheit and out of direct sunlight.

The Live Ivy Topiary loves the bright light but will burn if left in the direct path of the sun’s damaging rays. When the soil becomes dry it is necessary to water the plant sufficiently. This requires a delicate balance as the over watering of this type of Live Ivy Topiary will flood the roots and drown the plant.

If over watering does occur, it is essential that all water be allowed to drain out of the container and that all excess water be dumped from collection plates and pans. Checking the soil moisture level every day will eliminate the chance of an oversight in watering needs and killing your Live Ivy Topiary.

When purchasing these Live Ivy Topiary plants, it is important to note that there are a few extras that you can take advantage of before you checkout. These incredibly light .55 pound ivy plants are the perfect solution to a gift giving dilemma.

You can upgrade the potting container to a 4.5″ Terracotta pot, you can have the plant wrapped in a sheet of Mylar, or both. The Mylar wrap not only adds an element of security against the leaking of the plant, but it adds a visual element of elation to the recipient when given as a gift.

It doesn’t matter if the purchase of this hearty Live Ivy Topiary is for an addition to an outdoor area, an indoor desk, or to be given as a gift, this incredibly colorful variation of Live Ivy Topiary will bring instant focal attention to any area.

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