[ US /ˈtoʊpiˌɛɹi/ ]
[ UK /tˈə‍ʊpjəɹi/ ]
  1. making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees
  2. a garden having shrubs clipped or trimmed into decorative shapes especially of animals
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How To Use topiary In A Sentence

  • A swarm of princesses totter on stage, got up like topiary on legs in every shade of scarlet, crimson, cerise, cochineal, each foolishly imagining Prince Charming must choose her as his red queen. Cendrillon; Rinaldo – review
  • Some varieties lend themselves to topiary sculpture, espalier, or bonsai training.
  • The front garden includes an evergreen magnolia, topiary spirals in pots, standard privets as well as hardy plantings in terracotta pots.
  • The middle of the lawn was exceptionally spacious, and topiary trees had been strategically placed in a row.
  • The Edwardian circular sunken garden survives with the original topiary. Times, Sunday Times
  • An outstanding example of violently abusing plants for our entertainment is topiary art.
  • How does arborsculpture differ from bonsai or topiary? Boing Boing: July 23, 2006 - July 29, 2006 Archives
  • Lemon verbena is also useful for topiary work, making nice large standards.
  • The yew topiary, the drifts of narcissi, the berberis darwiniae, the clumps of brilliant orange monbretia, all thrive. Hancox: All under one roof
  • Along that stretch of two-lane, one encounters a remarkable range of topiary and ornamental eccentricity.
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