Last week when all the world around us was nearly neck deep in snow I got out my pruning sheers and my bucket of dirt. Hooray for the joys of container gardening! In the midst of the biggest snow storm of the year I can still prune to my heart’s content.
Actually I have been eying rosemary topiaries for quite some time now. I’ve have been keeping my eye out for some sort of beautiful trellis for those sweet smelling sprigs to wrap themselves around. I was all set to buy this beauty at IKEA, but alas it appears that it’s no longer available.
So of course I set to work to make my own, which as it turned out was WAY easier than even parking at IKEA.
I rummaged through our coat closet for a couple wire hangers, and bent the hangers into the desired shape,
hooked the hangers around the rosemary roots
and twirled the sprigs around the new form.
Now I wonder what took me so long?
As I was bending and shaping this new look for herbal topiary, I also started a few new growths of both our basil and rosemary. There is something so beautiful and simple about just a few sprigs of green in water.
Honesty Update 4-23-12 I killed it. I know shameful, very shameful, after 2 1/2 beautiful years together I some how forgot that plants like water. Whoops, I guess I can entere this in the ‘correct priorities’ category.