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Trimming the Hedge--A Quiz About Topiary
Homes & Gardens
"Here's a short quiz about the art of training trees and vines into decorative shapes. So grab your pruning shears and let's get clipping!"
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What is topiary?
All of these
One of the oldest means of creating decorative elements in the garden.
The art of shaping and training plants to create a living sculpture in the garden.
A softer alternative to statuary and architecture in the garden.
Portable topiary is created by training plants to cover the outside of a metal frame which is usually shaped like an animal, a standard, or a geometric form. What should you stuff the inside of the frame with?
sphagnum moss and sterile soilless growing mix
What is the most reliable plant to use on a portable topiary?
Standards, Poodles, and Spirals are classic topiary forms. How long can a potted specimen take to fully develop its form?
Knot gardens, shaped into elaborate ornamental patterns, evolved from medieval kitchen gardens where cooking herbs and medicinal herbs were kept in separate beds. Where did the first knot garden design appear in 1499?
English yew (Taxus baccata) has been used for centuries on the British Isles for shaping hedges and animal/geometric forms, but it is not a dependable plant in some parts of the world. Which of the following plants are good substitutes for the yew?
all of these
A puzzle hedge is a network of paths framed by tall sculpted bushes or trees to make a life-size game. What is it also known as?
In what Stephen King novel did the topiary outside a snowbound hotel come alive?
What is a topiary standard with multiple balls of branches trained along the stem also known as?
What is a type of topiary where a tree is trained in a flat, open pattern on a lattice or trellis? (often used on fruit trees when space is limited).
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