Little Lavender Topiary

My lavender topiary cuttings started out with only a few leaves.

The orange pot on the left was the tiny topiary last September.
The orange pot on the left was the tiny topiary last September.

One of my lavender topiaries is still living even after the long winter inside.

The lavender is being trained into a tree form.
The lavender is being trained into a tree form.

I kept it in the conservatory where it got plenty of light but not much water.

Inside, the lavender's new growth became wispy.
Inside, the lavender’s new growth became wispy.

Then I moved it to the dining room.

The top of this lavender is about the size of a quarter.
The top of this lavender is about the size of a quarter.

Finally I trimmed the stray growth and put it out on the porch.

The topiary is still tiny but still alive -- I'm hopeful.
The topiary is still tiny but still alive — I’m hopeful.

I think it’ll make it.

Do you have a long-term project in progress?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Little Lavender Topiary”

  1. Glad it made it through the winter. That’s not always easy. No topiaries but I’m champing at the bit to put all the plants I overwintered on the enclosed back porch back outside.

    1. I had about 7 and 2 made it, I think. The olive trees are outside enduring the warm/cold weather. Today has that hurricane feel to it. Weird weather. Jo

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