Whenever I go antiquing, I have to stop myself from buying cream pitchers. What is it about that particular type of vessel that gives it so much character? I just find them irresistible. Similarly, I have an ongoing fascination with the non-representational topiaries that are commonly found around the Berkeley-Albany-El Cerrito area. Over the next week I will be sharing some prize specimens from around my neighborhood, so I've put together this little identification guide to help familiarize you with the most common types of topiary.
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