About four years ago, dear friends of mine gave me this wonderful pair of myrtle topiaries. Now double their original size, they’re thriving nicely. I’ll let you in on a few of my secrets:
I keep them in a cool spot with bright, indirect light.
I try and place them in the same sun exposure all year round.
I never let them dry out. I pinch the soil to see when they’re ready for watering, and then water them well. Misting them, or popping them in a cool shower for a few minutes works wonders too.
Myrtles love to be pruned. I snip them here and there when they get a little unruly, and they’re all the happier for the trim. It’s funny; leaf growth usually slows down during winter, but not for these two! Beautiful new glossy green leaves are sprouting!
Their hearty scale and trimmed form adds a touch of elegance to wherever I place them.
I’m one happy indoor gardener!