The exact origin of the topiary is unknown, but they have been traced back to Roman times and even the ancient Egyptians. After hitting a few rough spots in history and almost vanishing, the English monks dutifully (and thankfully) kept this art alive.
One day not long after Spaceman and I were married, we went out shopping for a grave sight (don’t all newlyweds do this on a sunny afternoon?). To be fair, he is extremely organized and wanted to be sure all of our critical points were covered in the case of an emergency (what a romantic!). As we drove around, we came across some headstones that were topiaries, what? Never seeing this before, I was intrigued and delighted. I realized right then — this is what I want! This way anyone who stops by for a visit will see life and smile. Now, what should the shape be?