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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tantalizing Topiaries

One thing that my friends, family and house could tell you is this: I have quite a penchant for topiaries.
I don't discriminate - real or artificial - I love them all. While the longest lifespan has only been about a year, they are always worth the effort.

I will re-plant it, spray it with insect spray, douse it with soapy water, add fertilizer - or any combination of the above.  The nice lady at the nursery told me to bring it into the shower with me once a month.  (Don't judge me, I actually did it...) The first time I did, the poor thing's leaves drooped even worse than ever;  it never did fully recover.  I think it died of a mixture of fright and disgust. 

The next three pictures are of three of the five topiaries that are "lucky" enough to reside in my home.   

This little guy has had the pleasure of being a guest at Casa del Preppy Empty Nester for a mere 3 weeks... that's why he looks so great (and yes, I do personify my plants). He has no clue about my reputation in the topiary circle. Every time I walk past him, I give him a compliment and a thumbs up.  Hopefully, this will work.

The two on the left were my big finds at Homegoods.  I literally got emotional and developed heart palpitations when I found them.  The two adorable ones on the right were a birthday present from Sista last year.  Lori designed the fireplace vignette.  

The Mister ordered these from Restoration Hardware as a surprise for me.  I love them and the best part: I can't kill them!

Love these.  They don't look like they would die on me, either.

An herb/topiary garden.  Could anything be sweeter?

Elan Flowers
This looks like the topiary that I have.  Maybe if I put pretty flowers and candles around him, he will like me better.

Salt Harbor Designs
Simple elegance.

Accent the party
Cute idea.

Does the kitchen come with the topiaries?  SOLD!

The Autocrat
Cute idea.

What time is it?  
Time to trim the clock.


This is me in my next life as an angel in topiary heaven.  
At least I'll have better hair - and bigger assets...

Hope your Hump Day is a happy one!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.


  1. I love topiaries! Im still looking for the perfect cypress topiaries for my yard!

  2. I bet your topiaries and my topiaries are making friends in topiary heaven :)

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