April Fools! It's the SLU Biliken Topiary!
How do you move an over 15′ tall planted topiary? Easy!
Take it to location on a flat bed truck and hire a crane! That’s how Walter Knoll Florist Greenhouse staff did it!
Chuck Knoll on the flat bed in front of the top half of the SLU Biliken
Walter Knoll Florist has redone the 15″ Biliken that sits in front of the Busch Student Center on Grand at SLU.
The Biliken is planted with over 3000 sedum sexangular plants and hundreds of feet of drip irrigation.
Joel Knoll working on the top of the bottom half
Close up of the sedum used to replace the ivy that didn't "winter" well
The SLU Biliken topiary was craned into position on Friday, March 30th –
even Grandpa Knoll got in on the action and posed as a Biliken.