Today’s idea is a quick and simple one, and I like that, so I thought you might too.
I’ve been meaning to do this for a month or two, ever since I saw some different topiary shapes they were selling in the Pottery Barn catalogue.
I picked myself up a little $1.97 ivy from Walmart and 5.8 seconds later, I had this.
I stuck the whole thing right into this basketty plant pot I had. The little circle at the top was made from that 19 gauge wire I found in my cupboard that I used on my Hanging Mason Jar Vase the other day. I know I said it was 20 gauge before, but upon further investigation, I discovered that it’s in fact only 19 gauge. Good. I’m glad we cleared that up.
So you can see why this is a Future Ivy Topiary and not a Right Now Ivy Topiary. It’s really more of a plant with a halo. I could have bought a full grown ivy and just wrapped it around, but I think it will be a little more fun to work on it over time.
Plus, these are supposed to be really easy to grow, so there’s a pretty good chance I won’t kill it! I think I may even try a few more shapes. Give it a try!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.