Topiary work


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arbors, shrubbery, hedges, or the like, cut and trimmed into fanciful forms, as of animals, buildings, etc.

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The tiny leaves of Baby Face and Chicago are excellent varieties for topiary work.
In the topiary work, labyrinths, as seen in the Villa d'Este [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED] and in trellis constructions, natural materials - plants, vines, and trees - were cultivated into geometric figures like spheres or pyramids, or into shapes reminiscent of sculpture like ships or human figures, or into natural shapes like animals.