15-Minute Garden Projects
Fashion a "sculpted" plant. Use rosemary, as we did, or any other type of plant suited to shaping, including hollies, ivies and boxwood. Or try flowering plants such as Lantana, fuchsia and hydrangeas.
What you'll need:
• Rosemary plant in 6- or 8-inch pot
• Plant stake
• Twist ties, raffia or jute
How to do it:
Trim off lower branches, and carefully prune upper branches until you've created a globe shape. Use twist ties to tie the plant fairly snugly to the stake, and let the plant grow in a sunny spot. Water well. Pinch off growing tips to maintain a full, dense top and encourage branching. Repot or trim the roots as it grows to prevent it from becoming rootbound.