I saw an amazing documentary on Netflix about this man named Pearl Fryar who created his own topiary garden in SC using discarded plants greenhouses threw away. It's really amazing and cute little film. Called "A Man Named Pearl" loved it! He has a more Dr. Seuss take on topiaries with really cool shapes and things that botanists and professionals said were impossible. http://www.pearlfryar.com/
Watched it years ago. Freaked me out. lol He was a super nice guy, though!
hahah! how did it freak you out? I did get nervous seeing him tote a chainsaw up a shaky 25ft ladder. I'm a sucker for stories about people doing and succeeding at things in their own way in spite of what so called "professionals" advise.
The lumpy, bumpy tall shrubs. Eek!