Friday, May 22, 2009

Garden Lady... Topiary

I finally got time to start on my Garden Lady... We haven't named her yet, I am going to let the neighbors Grand Daughter Name her... she has a very vivid imagination. She calls me the crazy flower lady... Or Lynn-I.... She says I have more flowers then anyone she knows... She is 7 years old...

Here I am with Mrs. What's Her Name adding a little moss for her hair, it gets a tiny white flower on it..
I thought it was going to take forever to get to this point... four bags of sphagnum moss and lots of dirt for the head and body... this was a work in progress. Since I had no idea what I was doing or how to go about doing it... You can see how tall she is, I am 5ft. 8in.
I made the body about a month ago out of chicken wire and just sat in on this barrel. Now not wanting to get an arm and leg invested in it. I had to figure out a way to stuff her...
If it hadn't been for my great neighbor and wonderful garden friend, I would never have gotten this far tonight. The two of us masterminded it to this point...Here is her little mossie hair with a piece of mini oat grass for the spiky effect... Just like me spiky and a little crazy!!!

We wrapped her arms with coco moss, I grabbed my bottle of Vino and called it a night... I think we are going to stuff her skirt with straw and plant in it just like strawbale gardening...

http://www.carolinacountry.com/cgardens/thismonth/march06guide/straw.html

I'm going to put a big basket in her hands and plant it with overflowing fan flowers and maybe a few silverfalls and creeping zinnias...

Tie a hat around her neck to hang down the back, maybe a sash with a bow around her waist and tie a bow in the back...

Plant lots of petunias around her skirt to flow all the way down, coleus and calendula around the bottom... adding a few things as we go!!! Who Knows - IT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS!!!

I'll keep you up on all the progress....

Have A Good One,

Lynn

5 comments:

TanmoySarkar said...
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Balisha said...

You are one creative lady...wish we were neighbors. This is so "cool" Anxious to see the finished lady.
Have a great weekend, Lynn.
Balisha

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

You are such a creative lady.She is going to be so wonderful. What a fun project. Have a great weekend.

Joyce said...

Oh Lynn that garden lady is a hoot.You come up with such cool projects. I'll be checking back in to see the finished piece.
Have a great Memorial Day. Joyce

Toni said...

What about the name Ms. Eunice Montgomery? Sounds like an older, southern, full-bodied lady to me. HA She is great whatever her name may be.