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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dongreene wrote:
Ceramic Pot - Where can the blue ceramic pot be purchased?
   Comment   May 26, 2013
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dianne
I found the pot at a nursery. Pots go on sale at 30-40% off the regular price at the end of the season.
June 26, 2013 at 6:40am     
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sugawp559
love the style and balance, what kind of trees are those with the white flowers?
November 18, 2013 at 11:02am     
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Geranium Street Floral wrote:
Do you think it would be more cost effective to create artificial hedges? - Here in California we have been experiencing some extreme droughts and I was wondering if I decide to go with some artificial hedges if it would still look this amazing, because I think it would be really cost effective in the long run
   Comment   August 29, 2012
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dianne
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.
August 29, 2012 at 4:42pm     
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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...
September 26, 2012 at 6:55pm     
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ashlevi wrote:
What are the bushes in front of the boxwoods??
   Comment   August 12, 2012
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dianne
boxwood sempervirens
August 12, 2012 at 5:22pm   
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oooooops! They're variegated euonymus.
August 13, 2012 at 10:04am     
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Becky Harris wrote:
TYpe of boxwood - Hi! I am wondering what kind of boxwood this is - do you happen to know if it is English or American? Thank you so much, what a beautiful garden you've created! Becky Harris
   Comment   July 24, 2012
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Buxus sempervirens, Though it is used quite frequently in "English" style gardens it isn't English per-say nor American for that matter.
July 24, 2012 at 5:06pm     
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Thank you so much! That was a record-breaking fast response :)
July 24, 2012 at 5:19pm   
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nideverly wrote:
what kind are those tree.
   Comment   May 26, 2012
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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.
May 27, 2012 at 11:19am     
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delacernan wrote:
trees - Hello! I love the trees, what are they? Do you know of a similiar tree that would do well in Central Florida? Thanks, Noel
     Comment   April 23, 2012
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dianne
sorry....I don't have aerial shots of the knot garden.
June 6, 2012 at 7:54pm   
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no problem,it was a long shot
June 7, 2012 at 6:01am   
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mrsrjv wrote:
what are the names of the trees both flowering and background? Hedges?
   Comment   January 4, 2014

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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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19. Design for seasonal impact. In Vancouver, Washington, a stately grid of white flowering trees lends timeless appeal to a formal garden parterre centered around a single blue focal point. The look is pure and fresh, crisp and deliberately restrained — elegance redefined.
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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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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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