Dianne Muyskens traditional-landscape

Dianne Muyskens

Ever changing garden in Vancouver, WA. We bought this property on an acre of horse pasture and started to landscape it immediately. Garden is now 17 years in the making and I'm still working on it and love changing and adding to the look.
I took the pictures and they're from early spring to late fall.

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July 13, 2014
Kira Williams wrote:
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Kira Williams
Thx so much I love the color.
    Bookmark   November 1, 2014 at 4:16PM
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Kira Williams
Can't find if it will be hardy in zone 9 do you know? I live in az.
    Bookmark   November 1, 2014 at 4:18PM
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January 4, 2014
mrsrjv wrote:
what are the names of the trees both flowering and background? Hedges?
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Yes I have answered,but it was sometime ago.
The four trees in the knott garden are Malus sargentini (crab apples)
The trees behind are European hornbeams. Love the shape of these, but they do get large.
    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:34PM
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Hedges are boxwoods.
    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:35PM
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May 26, 2013
dongreene wrote:
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I found the pot at a nursery. Pots go on sale at 30-40% off the regular price at the end of the season.
2 Likes    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 6:40AM
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love the style and balance, what kind of trees are those with the white flowers?
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August 29, 2012
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Are you kidding me...are you really serious with "artificial"? You need to run, don't walk, to the nearest nursery and get some advice on plants that will live with little water. Please not artificial.
6 Likes    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 4:42PM
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Jean Marsh Design
Oh! I was going to suggest an extremely drought tolerant hedge plant but then saw the post that this is a bogus question by an artificial plant company = GROSS...
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August 12, 2012
ashlevi wrote:
What are the bushes in front of the boxwoods??
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boxwood sempervirens
    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 5:22PM
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oooooops! They're variegated euonymus.
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July 24, 2012
Becky Harris wrote:
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Lavin Landscape & Ground Maintenance
Buxus sempervirens, Though it is used quite frequently in "English" style gardens it isn't English per-say nor American for that matter.
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Thank you so much! That was a record-breaking fast response :)
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May 26, 2012
nideverly wrote:
what kind are those tree.
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Malus sargentii (flowering crabapple) 'Tina' They are short (6-8') and flower in early spring. I think I posted pictures of their beautiful blossoms. If not, I'll get them posted.
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April 23, 2012
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sorry....I don't have aerial shots of the knot garden.
    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 7:54PM
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no problem,it was a long shot
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Prune for TextureFormal gardens rely on structure to provide interesting design, but texture is important too. Notice how the smooth, shorn hedges contrast with the blooming bushes and trees. Imagine the difference between the two if you were to run your hand over them. One would feel light and free, the other straight and solid.
Balance the scene. Frame a view with symmetrical plantings, such as clipped hedge forms or a set of flowering crab apple trees placed in all four quadrants around a central element. This design reveals an updated approach to the traditional garden maze. Yes, it is a perfectly symmetrical garden vignette, but the blue-glazed urn downplays stuffy formality.
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Boxwood has long been the number-one choice for formal hedges. Because it is evergreen, it can give your garden a verdant structure year-round. It also takes to shaping very well, whether you want to shape a rectangular hedge, conical shrubs, rounded balls or a Bart Simpson–shaped topiary.Photo: Malus sargentii 'Tina' (Flowering Crabapple)
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What else should you trim on a young tree? Make sure the tree has one central leader branch — if it has two, cut off the one that isn't straight up and down, looks weaker or is coming off the side of the trunk.Remove any crossing branches that are rubbing each other. Rubbing branches peel off protective bark and can lead to disease.If you're pruning crabapples, go easy. The more you prune these trees, the more ugly water sprouts you'll get (those thin branches that go straight up in the air). My advice is to not make more than a few cuts each year.Read more on winter tree care

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