The creative, green-fingered art of topiary
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Topiary is the clever horticultural practice of sculpting the foliage of plants and shrubs to create and maintain clearly defined shapes, the outlines of animals for example, or angular, geometric profiles. In fact, the creative gardener can design almost anything given a pair of razor-sharp shears and a fertile imagination.
Click through the following gallery for some incredible examples of green-fingered ornamental prowess.
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