What you are going to typically find at your local garden center are 4" or 6" potted plants that you would normally stick into the ground for planting. For topiary planting we are going to do something a little different. And this is where the fun starts! Please continue reading to discover helpful ways to get your garden spruced up rather quickly.
First, choose your plants carefully. We always try to use low growing ground cover type plants for our topiary as they will show off the form the best.
Second, take you potted plant, remove it from the pot and using a fairly sharp (aka be careful) knife we are going to cut the plant into sections. One inch square sections will work great but cut how you fell comfortable. Then gently remove some of the soil from the roots.
Third, using your finger or small stick make a small hole in the moss where you want your plant to go. Then guide the roots into the hole and press the moss firmly around the roots. You will find that if the moss is wet this step is much easier.
Fourth, set in a shady area and if possible apply some starter fertilizer and let the plant get established before you set out into your garden.
Please watch the video which will inform you about simple planting techniques. For more detailed explanations, please visit our How To Videos page where we are constantly adding new videos for your enjoyment.