No potatoes, I want those shrubs

Irish Potato Federation via

This photo accompanied a recent New York Times article on the Irish Potato Federation’s efforts to get the Irish people to go back to eating lots of potatoes instead of pasta — a lost cause I think; Italian seems to be the default food of Europe these days.

However, forget vegetables, what interesting topiary in the background!

Looking closely, I think the hearts are fake.  They seem to be mounted on poles.  But I really like that little cluster of boxwoods (?) on the right.


Filed under food, garden design, landscape, plants

3 responses to “No potatoes, I want those shrubs

  1. Trust me, we still eat plenty of them in Dublin.

  2. Hahaha! I know a certain group of kids that love their mashed potatoes!

    Those boxwoods are awesome….I should trim mine and use the trimmings for decorating….wish you were here to do it for me!

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