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raku2day wrote:
what is the evergreen at the lower left joining the lawn
   Comment   April 4, 2014
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raku2day
Thanks Michelle, We are trying to decide on either a cryptomeria nana or the weeping hemlock
April 4, 2014 at 5:56pm     
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Michelle
Hi,
I was not familiar with the cryptomeria nana, but it looks rather nice. According to what I read about it, it seems that it won't grow as big as the weeping hemlock. So, it all depends on how high you want it to be. Mine are more than 10 feet high now.
April 5, 2014 at 10:47am   
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Meghan Carrigan wrote:
what are the bushes with flowers? - We are ripping out huge overgrown junipers and looking for something a little nicer that still provides privacy. I like the shrubs with the flowers here. What are they? Thanks!
   Comment   December 27, 2013
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Michelle
Hi Meghan,

The shrubs with the red and pink flowers are rhododendrons. They generally bloom in May, In Vancouver, BC, and their flowers last for about three to four weeks. They thrive in an acid soil and in a mild climate (zone 8). They don't loose their leaves in winter, which is a big plus. Next year's buds appear at the end of the blooming season, and lie patiently dormant on the plant throughout the winter, waiting for next spring. They can become very tall and bushy if properly trimmed.
I also replaced some junipers with rhododendrons in my garden, and I'm very pleased that I did it. When they are in bloom, they are magnificent! Here are some close-ups of the darker red bush.
December 28, 2013 at 10:34pm        Thanked by Meghan Carrigan
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Meghan Carrigan
Wonderful! I am so excited to rip out the unruly junipers that the previous owners let take over the yard for 20+ years. Uffdah, it will be a winter/spring job. Thank you for replying so quickly!
December 28, 2013 at 10:51pm     
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Uju Ekwulu wrote:
can I be allowed to print out this picture or what are the conditions? - Can I be allowed to print out this picture or what are conditions?
   Comment   November 16, 2013
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ogmillie
You can do a screen capture of the image on your computer. As long as you are just using the pic for your personal reference I wouldn't think it would be a problem.
November 17, 2013 at 7:45pm      Thanked by Uju Ekwulu
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You can email the photo to yourself and print it from there most likely.
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mycats2 wrote:
This looks like the VANDUSEN GARDENS
     Comment   October 17, 2013
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Michelle
Nice compliment! Thank you!
October 17, 2013 at 10:24pm   
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tracey04 wrote:
what kind of trees are in the back on the left
   Comment   September 17, 2013
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Michelle
They are weeping Alaska Cedars.
September 22, 2013 at 7:32pm     
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quynhchip wrote:
Is this in the Pacific Northwest?
   Comment   January 4, 2013
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Michelle
Yes it is.. About 45 Kms south of Vancouver. BC...
January 4, 2013 at 9:19pm     
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Joanna Milliken
two questions - what is the bush to the left of the rhododendrons? and how long did it take for the rhodo to grow to that size?
April 1, 2014 at 4:54pm   
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sarah0101 wrote:
What are the green "bushes"? It's a beautiful space...
   Comment   August 22, 2012
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Michelle
The green bushes in the foreground are hydrangeas, with their leaves out, but before they start blooming.
August 23, 2012 at 9:13am     
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Kelly wrote:
Can u tell me what those two very big evergreens are in the background?
     Comment   July 24, 2012
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Michelle
They probably would. They need mild summers and wet winters"...This is why they do so well in British Columbia, where I live. Do you have very hot summers, in Virginia? If it's the case and you decide to plant one, make sure that you water it regularly during the hot season, and it should be fine.

I found also this on the Internet:
Cultural Preferences
Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 7, the weeping Alaskan cedar prefers full sun exposures, though it tolerates partial shade. It grows best in moist, slightly acidic to neutral soil with excellent drainage. Protect trees from southwest winds.
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Thank you for your nice comment and good luck ! I agree with you: it's a gorgeous tree.
August 25, 2013 at 2:52pm   
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mycats2
ND ALSO...IF YOU HAVE MOSTLY DRY SUMMERS/WINTERS,YOUR SOIL WILL BE ALKALINE.THEREFORE YOU WILL NEED TO ACIDIFY YOUR SOIL.
October 17, 2013 at 7:24pm   
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Katie Bryant wrote:
What type of grass is this... it's so green and smooth and soft looking.
   Comment   January 26, 2012
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Michelle
They are rhododendrons. Here is a close-up of the flowers
June 9, 2012 at 8:35am     
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Michelle
From even closer
June 9, 2012 at 10:10am     
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johnjoe2 wrote:
Need faster growing trees, what can mimic this look? - I love the look of the weeping alaskan cedar with the common cedar but it will take too long to achieve that look. Can you suggest 3 trees to mimic this look?
     Comment   April 24, 2013

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While not all of us can have a decades-old garden, those who do are quite fortunate. Because planting trees first is, of course, the ultimate abundant design strategy. If you don't have a timeless garden, you can emulate this style by encouraging a naturalistic approach. Appreciate the architecture of your trees; encourage mossy rocks and ground covers to blanket the earth. Allow plants to grow to their full and inherent forms. Then give yourself a place where you can walk, contemplate and appreciate what you have. Here, the small section of green lawn is a soothing place of rest amidst the large conifers and broadleaf evergreens at its edge. Stunning!
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Unwind in Your Own Private Garden Escape
Add a weeping or pendulous tree. This may sound simplistic, but weeping and pendulous plants do help us feel relaxed, while upright spiky plants incite energy and activity. Picture yourself performing the relaxation technique of slowly breathing in and breathing out. Notice two things: the position of your body after you exhale and the accompanying feeling.Weeping and pendulous trees imitate this form. Notice the wonderful pendulous Alaskan Cedar trees (chamaecyparis nootkatensis, zones 4 to 8) in the photo. Don't they lend a sense of calm to this garden space?
Cultivate calm. A gentle breeze on a warm day is a welcome thing, but strong winds can turn reading the Sunday comics at the patio table into a Three Stooges comedy routine. It helps to understand the dynamics of airflow before you erect a windbreak, whether built or planted. When wind hits a solid vertical surface, it compresses and spills over the wall, causing turbulence. This means that except for a short distance immediately against the lee side of a fence, your efforts might not be very effective. A better strategy, if space allows, is gradually lifting the wind by creating a build-up of elements. On the windward side of your garden, plant knee-high plants to start lifting the wind, backed by shoulder-high, then head-high plants and finally, a taller wall or fence, if needed. This will create a laminar flow and achieve a larger quiet zone for you to enjoy in your garden. If there isn't adequate space, a diagonal board along the top of the fence, acting as an aerodynamic foil, can increase the windbreak's effectiveness. Another strategy is to filter, rather than block, the wind by planting shrubs or vines that allow some air to pass through them.
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Energy Now: Designing a Garden That Gets You Going
Evaluate Plant ShapesLarge trees such as these conifers can add a sense of grandeur to almost any garden. Trees with weeping or pendulous forms tend to help us feel relaxed.
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Use evergreen trees at least twice the height of your home and plant them perpendicular to the prevailing winter winds. Tall, dense trees will guide the wind upward and over the downwind area for a distance of up to 10 times the height of the windbreak.

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FOR UNDER PINE TREES - (see pink bushes) Azaleas (Rhododendrons) are a large genus of flowering shrubs, which -- depending on the species -- grows in USDA zones 4 through 9. This acid-loving plant grows best in dabbled shade and -- once established -- doesn’t require regular watering.
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