|Image via The Style Saloniste.|
Anytime I see these classic topiaries, I feel transported to a lovely formal garden.
|Image via Restoration Hardware.|
Add weathered concrete or zinc planters, and my passion is ignited for a French jardin to call my own. Paris Garden shops are stocked with these handsome gray planters, and topiaries reign supreme.
|Images via Tree Frog Nursery (left) and BSpoke Design (right).|
So, guess what serves as my inspiration for adding some natural elements to my company's exhibit booth during the January market? You've got it ... ball topiaries handmade with moss.
|Moss ball topiary crafted by Alamodeus.|
I couldn't possibly transport heavy planters with real greenery. So, I started with paper lanterns for the ball skeletons and sheet moss for the greenery. Lots of hot glue and singed fingers later, I completed my moss balls and gave them lovely gray planters for the base.
|Moss ball topiaries by Alamodeus.|
Viola! I now have two really lightweight and easily transportable moss ball topiaries to add some great character to the Capistrano Soap Company booth during the Bath & Body FINDS Temp Show at Dallas Market Center in January.
|Completed moss ball topiary by Alamodeus.|