Simple Ivy Topiary

Make an attractive ivy centerpiece in only one hour.


This is a solution to making ivy form centerpieces, without the time-consuming task of training ivy to climb and fill a frame.

What You Need:
  • Potting soil
  • A spherical topiary frame (10-12 inches in diameter) with spikes at the base for anchoring it into the soil
  • A pot large enough in circumference to contain the frame
  • A full-fledged ivy (your favorite variety) with long, trailing runners or six single ivies with long runners
  • Green twine or raffia to tie up the ivy
  • Ribbon and ornaments for decorative accents
Instructions:

1. Put soil in the bottom of pot and transplant ivy.

2. Add the frame. Press the topiary frame securely into place in the pot.
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3. Separate the ivy runners and wrap them up the frame. Tie them into place with lengths of twine or raffia.

 

4.Decorate the centerpiece by winding lengths of bright ribbon through the ivy and suspending a holiday ornament or other decoration in the center.

 

3. Separate the ivy runners and wrap them up the frame. Tie them into place with lengths of twine or raffia.

4. Decorate the centerpiece by winding lengths of bright ribbon through the ivy and suspending a holiday ornament or other decoration in the center.

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