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:

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

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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.

 

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

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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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