Appreciation: Whimsical hedge

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  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I came across this whimsical hedge on a walk near my home in Vancouver.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks like Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'. Commercially produced small ones trained to consist of a green star on a stick have apparently been on the market here in later years. Otherwise for some similar effects see the Bad Pruning slide show here:

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    @Eric La Fountaine, I love the hedge.
    @Ron B, that site is a lot more serious than I expected, with a lot of good information. But I didn't find the Bad Pruning slide show. Maybe it's only viewable by members?
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Georgia Strait and wcutler like this.
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I've never used the Member Login. The pruning slide show is near the top of the right hand column.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    OK, thanks. I guess it took knowing that it was supposed to do something. All I saw was bad hair day. Now I see that the photos change automatically in that area, maybe after I clicked? Or I just waited long enough. It's short but good. Home
     
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    There must be some really creative and talented deer in that neighbourhood

    Pls go by nr Halloween !

    And in a light snowfall ... it would look great

    Thx for posting
     
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    I first learned of Plant Amnesty yrs ago at the annual Sunset Garden show in downtown Seattle

    Unfortunately - this type of organization has not reached a lot of us private gardeners at home all the way to city / county type employees ! (Prince Rupert cherry blossom trees last year?)

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    I believe that the federal govt replaced the trees later in the year -
    History behind the cherry trees the feds cut down in Prince Rupert - Prince Rupert Northern View
     
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    dt-van Active Member 10 Years

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    Where in Vancouver is this charming hedge? I'm not generally a huge fan of topiary, but this hedge is definitely worth a closer look.
     

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