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What is Topiary? - Ornamental Shapes - mini rose topiary, topiary tree, artificial topiary
By  Super Admin  | Published  12/2/2006 | Home and Garden | Unrated
What is Topiary?
Topiary is the art of creating sculptures in the medium of clipped shrubs and sub-shrubs. The word derives from the Latin word for an ornamental landscape gardener, topiarius, creator of topia or "places", a Greek word that Romans applied also to fictive indoor landscapes executed in fresco. No doubt the use of a Greek word betokens the art's origins in the Hellenistic world that was influenced by Persia, for neither Classical Greece nor Republican Rome developed any sophisticated tradition of artful pleasure grounds.

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