Meanwhile at the Bone & Garden 2010 Expo…

In what will surely be all the rage this summer at fine east coast homes everywhere, buyers should be aware that the Bowzai Shrubs come with both pros and cons. The downside is they’ll most likely scare the underpants off your unassuming, friendly mailman; however, on the plus side, they seem to have a built-in sprinkler system.

Ugh, they’re just going to go after the pussy willows again, Christy. Via Garden Rant.



  1. mervtheflamingo says:

    wow, those doggies sure are bushy-tailed!

  2. Is the foxglove coming into full bloom?

  3. what the…..

  4. shahinrani says:

    That’s awesome!

  5. cafegrrl says:

    Love ’em!

  6. tracylee says:

    anndd they’rrre off!

    looks like a greyhound race! or possibly I’m just biased because that’s my retired-racer in the pic, there : D

  7. Lerrinus says:

    Whoa, trippy topiary! 😮

  8. Hey look, Druid Dogs!

  9. Spectacular!

  10. Ugh, now I have that song stuck in my head 😦

  11. are they dogwood?

  12. what you need now is a bush sculpted in the shape of a cat, or a car, that the dogs could be chasing.

  13. Mr. Burns voice: Release the hounds!

  14. Theadosia says:

    I swear they’ve managed to get eyes and smiles on them. That’s either remarkable horticultural skill, or the human drive for pattern recognition working overtime.

  15. I snorked at the “ruffage” tag! 😆

  16. Hon Glad says:

    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war

  17. skippymom says:

    I am going to make some of these around my birdfeeder to see if they will keep the damned penguins away.

  18. skippymom says:

    PIGEONS! Pigeons, not penguins. My brain is tired.

  19. AuntieMame says:

    Penguins is funnier, skippymom. LOL!

  20. skippymom says:

    I only wish I could have penguins at my birdfeeder.

  21. falnfenix says:

    ahh, Ladew Gardens. was just there a little over a week ago…it’s a very nice topiary garden. 🙂

  22. Immediately made me think of the Shining (Book).

  23. AliceBlue says:

    Yay Ladew Topiary Gardens! I’m going at the end of the month! Fabulous gardens, adorable topiary, and a decent historic house tour too (and yes, I *am* an expert). (Is it sad or commendable that I recognized those doggie shaped bushes before the whole photo had even loaded on my screen?)

  24. chanpon says:

    The Shining topiary = evil. These topiary on the other hand are adorabuhls!

  25. wannadance says:

    chanpon, yes yes yes. the shining hedge animals just scared me to death, read it as a middle aged adult and was scared to reach out to turn off the light, one might bite me.

    that’s the first thing i thought of when i saw this post.


  26. wannadance says:

    angela, brrrrrr, me, too. Have never recovered from that book.

  27. MoonCatty says:

    Looks like Edward Scissorhands has been busy…

  28. Katrina says:

    Most excellent! I see faces too, Theresa!

  29. How about a photo credit? That’s mine.

  30. domanato says:

    at first I thought it was a wolf pack lol…..

  31. Never mind; at least you give the link. I loooove this site and really need it when I’m down.

  32. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: Your penguin pigeon mix up caused me to laugh which I needed!

  33. Oh this so brought a smile to my face and then I read Skippymom’s comment and LOL I am still giggling!

  34. MamaLana says:

    The Shining exactly bwahahahahaha.
    And LOL penguins!

  35. victoreia says:

    Dang; all the good puns are taken……

  36. I don’t usually say “want!” because I know live animals are a huge responsibility, and I already have three who own my heart. But this! Stays outside, eats minimally, never poos. Want!

  37. bookmonstercats says:

    Prongs, you rock.

  38. Heather and the Boston Terriers says:

    Penguins are highly social and would want nothing to do with your birdseed. 🙂 They would want to play with YOU.

    I know you meant pigeons, but penguins is much funnier as AuntieMame said.

    Penguins would prefer sardines or mullet.

  39. flutterbye says:

    Who let the dogs out???!!

  40. flutterbye says:

    @Susan Harris: Nice photo – perfect for this site, which is almost always thought or squeee-provoking!

  41. Look, sir…droids! I mean dogs!

  42. AKJulie says:

    @Heather and the Boston Terriers

    Did you mean millet?

    I’d like to see a penguin with a mullet!

  43. Bluegrasslass says:

    Has anyone else read Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’? This picture gives me the CREEPS!!

  44. Yes, Ladew Topiary Gardens near Baltimore, and, re Meaghan #12, they DO have a fox that they’re chasing, and a huntsman on a horse following them. Unless those bushes died since last year. (Sorry, I was out of town and came late to the comments.)