(1) An outstanding example of violently abusing plants for our entertainment is topiary art.(2) After you've gotten the knack of making a simply topiary shape, you can try more elaborate shapes, such as animals and giant birds.(3) The magnolias are clipped into pyramids and underplanted with topiary balls that will eventually meld into each other to create a cloud hedge.(4) The horticultural art of topiary dates back at least 2,000 years, to when the ancient Romans cut bushes and trees into ornamental shapes.(5) The south terrace was pushed out to form a larger lawn which was decorated with topiary evergreens, as well as urns and a tazza purchased from the Horticultural Society.(6) We dug up the misplaced topiary and turned it around.(7) Some 200 plants have been sculpted by topiary experts into different designs and there are at least 800 hanging baskets.(8) a cottage surrounded by topiary and flowers(9) The 16.5 acre site boasts natural woodland, a Japanese garden, sunken lawns, topiary and an orangery.(10) She continued: ├ö├ç├┐You can also combine traditional ideas with new ones, to create a sensational seasonal topiary tree.├ö├ç├û(11) Solid, structural plants, particularly clipped topiary shapes, have been used to mark the entrances to homes for centuries.(12) She says: ├ö├ç├┐The form of the sculpture comes from the fantastic topiary trees they have there.├ö├ç├û(13) But in Young's opinion bonsai is no worse than cutting grass, pruning roses or keeping topiary .(14) A topiary features plants trimmed into the shapes of animals and birds.(15) A secondary aim of topiary pruning is to determine the root.(16) Along that stretch of two-lane, one encounters a remarkable range of topiary and ornamental eccentricity.