I was a lucky kid – my dad was a newsman with a press pass to Disneyland. Throughout my childhood and until our daughter, Daisy was in high school, I could count on a yearly visit. I’m now 59 and I still picture the bright gardens and the fanciful topiaries greeting every visitor to Disneyland. The topiaries were introduced to Disneyland in 1962 when Walt Disney decided to re-create his cartoon characters throughout the park in the form of landscape shrubbery. This led to imaginative displays throughout all the Disney resorts and parks.
Literally, topiary is the practice of training plants by clipping the foliage into defined geometric or often animal shapes. It is a form of living sculpture. Traditional topiary care relies on a steady hand, like that of Edward Scissorhands, who obviously had a natural gift for topiary art.
Enter the parking lot at Eye of the Day. Look to your right and you will see some of our fantastic evergreen topiaries perfectly paired with Italian terra cotta pots. Let your eyes travel to the left toward our Annex and you will see more dreamlike shapes amid the American concrete planters and pots. Have you visited Paris or Versailles? You could have France at home by planting a topiary in a French Anduze pot or a wooden Versailles planter. Your fountain is screaming for topiary sentinels as company. All of us at Eye of the Day are excited to introduce our beautiful, new topiaries to inspire our customers to add to or begin their own topiary traditions. Be Edward Scissorhands. Or Walt Disney.