I love love love Halloween and cackled with delight when I saw Glamos’ skeleton topiary form at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago this year. But you’ll need to start earlier than I did if you want some creepy topiaries and seek out the skeleton, witch and black cat wire forms to use as your framework. By carefully training your ivy, you can show enough of the wire form to be both interesting and ghoulish. The wire forms are made by Glamos Wire Products right here in the USA. They’re the makers of all those multi-colored tomato cages everyone raves about (well, except for snooty gardeners ;-)
Skeleton, witch, cat topiary forms (click photos for close ups)
Recycled Painted Wire Frames
They’ve also got some earth-tone colored wire frames made from recycled paint. That’s the paint over-spray from wire painting: they salvage it, blend it and use it again.
If you can’t find the skeleton, witch or cat at your local garden center, contact Glamos via their website to find a retailer.