Saturday, 8 October 2011

Houston Topiary

I was very lucky and had a recent trip to Texas. A garden centre in Houston has a fabulous array of topiary creatures in the centre of the road outside the centre. I just loved them. 
















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21 comments:

Vicki said...

That's so neat!!

Leslie said...

Now that's something you don't see everyday, how unique!

BookPlease said...

How clever! And what a good advert for the garden centre.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a unique setting for these creations. Thanks for sharing.

When I lived in the foothills a few years ago, there was a Topiary artist who lived on the outskirts of the village. He had interesting creations, too.

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Jill said...

I wonder how many drivers do a double take thinking a deer is about to run across the road.

Kay said...

OK, I had no idea that Houston had something like that. Lucky that there was enough green to cover them. Texas is brown, brown, brown right now, but Houston has had more rain than Central Texas. The longhorn is my favorite!

Paulita said...

These are great. My kids used to play a computer game called "Putt Putt Saves the Zoo" where they say a song called, "We are the topiary creatures, we're very pleased to meet cha." Here's Mine

bermudaonion said...

I want one!

gautami tripathy said...

This is so good! I wish we had something like that here! Gimmee one!

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smellincoffee said...

I love those topiaries! I've driven through Houston before, but I literally just drove through -- all I remember is a twelve-lane interstate and lots of skyscrapers.

Alyce said...

That is so cool! They remind me of chia pets a little bit. I think I'd be doing a double-take making sure they weren't real deer. :)

Lisa said...

Those are terrific! It would be so fun to have those in the yard.

Here's my snapshot!

Christine Rains said...

I thought they were real in the first one! That's so cool. :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Gorgeous! It reminds me of Narnia!

(Do you think I read too much? LOL)

Eva said...

Those are cool I agree with the Narnia comment :-)

Amy said...

These are fantastic! I love the rabbit with the wheelbarrow!

I'm with Kathy...I want one! lol

Thanks so much for sharing these topiary!

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

Those are awesome. I want one in my yard.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love when they do this. Those are so neat.

Thanks for your expression of sympathy at the loss of our cat Libby:(

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

So cool! Someone had a lot of imagination!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love these, and although I have been to Houston many, many times... you discovered them. Fabulous!

Bises,
Genie

quirky girls said...

I have been to Houston a few times but have never seen these. Great pictures!

-jehara