"Gardening is not a rational act.
What matters is
the immersion of the hands in the earth,
that ancient ceremony
of which the Pope kissing the tarmac
merely a pallid vestigial remnant."
- Margaret Atwood
I’ve wanted to
refresh these topiaries for a while now. They were originally bought from
Pottery Barn in 2016 as part of their Halloween collection and included ivy. Schickenberg Nursery, a wholesale grower of
ivy topiaries that specializes in unique frames, filled the order. I
wrote about them when they first arrived.
I have jokingly added some steps.
Step 1: get a tetanus shot.Step 2: Google search How to replenish an old topiary
Step 3: ignore their suggestions
Step 4: dig up moss from the yard
Step 5: Channel your inner crafter
Really, I cannot tell you how it came together. I formed the moss into a ball and tucked dirt inside. I’ll try to keep them watered. At least now that I’ve refreshed them, I won’t wait so long to tend to them when they do dry out.