A variation on a theme. While I love the large lemon topiary, I also quite like these smaller “trees” for use on the table. Here, with orange roses standing in for fruit, they provide a cultivated botanical look. Ruscus leaves have been used to form the foliage of the tree, which grows from a hedge of variegated pittosporum planted in a simple terra cotta pot. The trunk of the tree is an alder branch cut down to size. Nature very much harnessed in miniature- very French!