Myrtle is an easy topiary to maintain.

How to make an elegant topiary

Beckie Fox

A touch of formality is not out of place in most gardens. Trimmed cones and spheres of foliage — classic topiary — are especially suited to containers.

Getting periwinkle under control

Judith Adam

Periwinkle, sometimes called myrtle has a beautiful blue or white spring flower. Its small leaves that work well with perennial plants and woody shrubs.