It all begins with creating a metal form in the desired shape. On this particular day the worker was expertly welding a large horse, one that would have been a piece of art even without the greenery. But, this one would be joining three of his friends in order to make an impressive horse and carriage topiary.
After the structure is complete, the plant of choice, usually Ligustrum Delavayanum, is intertwined within. Then you nurture, water and love it as it grows to be an adult, which usually takes a minimum of six months. All the while the expert trimmer, who is armed with a hedge cutter, keeps things tidy to ensure the proper growth.