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Topiary Template

Martha Stewart Living, April 2002

A morning of pruning by eye can turn into an afternoon of trying to balance lopsided shrubs. With a tripod template as a guide, it is easier to trim plants into even, well-proportioned cones. Tie three bamboo poles of appropriate height together at the top. The feet of the poles can be spread or pulled closer to form a broader or taller cone.

Comments (2)

  • JShoe64 20 May, 2011

    What a GREAT tip/idea! Thank you for being Knowledgeable, love getting all of your tip emails.

  • mimi0314 13 Mar, 2009

    mrs.stewart i need help with my garden i do not have a clue what flowers to plant n my front yard i want to add some color to it please help me !