Monday, January 13, 2014

spherical shrubs


These carefully trimmed shrubs overlook the château at Amboise from a hill behind it.  And this is just a fraction of them !  I don't know how they manage to get them so nearly perfectly spherical.  On this somewhat misty January day, the colors were less uniformly green as they are in summer. On another day, I'll show you what they look like in the snow !

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  1. They do make appealing shapes!

    Edward Scissorhands may be on retainer.

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    1. Very good ! He would be the perfect guy.

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  2. Snow? When did you get snow???

    I love these. There are a few in Versailles too and although I'm not a huge fan of jardins à la française, I've always been fond of these spheres!

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    1. I've placed an order for snow, but it's not yet delivered. The spheres are kinda mesmerizing.

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  3. Gardeners are artists , for sure.

    Tess

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  4. They are beautifully maintained. The gardeners who clip these develop a real sculptor's eye.

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    1. The gardeners here certainly have plenty of opportunity to practice.

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  5. Looks like a fun place for a stroll with the camera!

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    1. It is. And I didn't have to do all the work !

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  6. This is such a cool shot! I don't think I could find anything like here.

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    1. Well here's your chance to start a trend.

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  7. I have a neighbour who does topiary, but I haven't seen any spheres on his lawn. These are perfect. Almost alien like.

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    1. Well that would be an interesting explanation for them.

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  8. I remember seeing them when we were over a few years ago and thinking oh my imagine keeping them perfectly pruned ...I have enough with my two hedges :) They do look amazing though.

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