Growing Ivy Topiaries

 Hi Everyone
Happy Saturday
Our summer mantel
 is clean and simple
the combination of ivy topiaries and white inpatiens 

 I have had a {love} hate relationship with 
ivy topiaries 
I  would buy them and keep my fingers crossed
 that they would be happy , healthy
and grow
usually they would end up losing leaves turning yellow and
well ....you know the rest

 These two ivy topiaries
 are doing great we received them as a hostess gift last November
so grateful and surprised
they are doing well
 here are a few things we did to help them thrive and stay alive

We found fish emulsion at Home Depot   
 it is easy to use just add a few drops to the water  it really works
 The ivy has been
 healthy and is growing

They have very green pretty leaves
 and new growth

A regular schedule of watering has helped to prevent over watering 
{usually my problem}
as well as under watering
They can dry out very quickly especially in the summer

Be sure and place your ivy topiary
 where it will get some light but not in direct sun
this can burn the leaves
{guilty of this}

Easy steps to keep your topiaries growing too
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romantic saying for today

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  1. so pretty looks great on a mantel. They are hard to grow! xo

  2. I have a love of ivy. I plant it indoors and out. They last through winters here, and that makes me happy. Your mantel looks so pretty.

  3. Pam,
    Your Topiary's are Beautiful! I have a Love/Hate relationship with them too. So I really appreciate you sharing your Healthy Topiary Tips!

    Have a Great Week End!

    Huggs, Nancy

  4. Pam-nice visiting your blog today, I hadn't been by in a while, so I had to catch up. Love the simple beauty you capture, peaceful and tranquil. Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Pam- I just love the fresh simplicity of it. It is perfect for summer. I have had luck with one or two of those in my time but I don't have any now...except a fake topiary....shhhhh. Love your sweet mantel. xo Diana

  6. The ivy looks beautiful!! Love your summer mantel! And I love that round mirror!!!it's gorgeous!!

  7. I have luck with them at times, and then other times they don't last but a month or so. I have problems with spider mites on them. Yours are lovely and looks like they are thriving. Thanks for the advice.

  8. Hi Pam!!!

    I love how you put it all together!!!

    LOVE both mirrors!!! The green just pops out at you when you looks
    at the picture.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!


  9. How beautiful Pam - those photos are magazine worthy - truly!!!
    I've never had real topiary's - because I never thought I could keep them - thanks so much
    for this post!
    Off to pin
    Have a lovely Sunday

  10. Great post Pam, I have never tried real topiary's. I figure they were too hard to grow and would die. Great tips I will be saving this for sure. The pictures are beautiful!!


  11. I love the white and ivy Pam. Beautiful photos!

  12. Pam, I'll have to enjoy your pretty topiaries because I've killed my fair share of them! :/
    Plus, I killed every house plant in our home this summer. Ugh! We've been gone so much that they were neglected and were too hot.



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