Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: N-Q (Google eBook)

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Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller
Macmillan, 1901 - Gardening
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Page 1409 - The native form is occasionally seen about farm buildings and roadsides, where it makes a durable and pleasant tree ; but it is most too stiff for the pleasantest effects and too narrow for the best shade. The dull whiteness of the under side of the leaves affords a pleasant variety and contrast in its foliage, and the fragrance of the resinous buds in spring is pleasant to most persons. It is a desirable tree for occasional planting, but, like the Lombardy, it generally appears to best advantage...
Page 1411 - Polonica of horticulturists). LOMBARDY or ITALIAN POPLAR. This tree is too familiar to need description. It differs from the typical black poplar (P. nigra) in its tall narrow growth, glabrous young shoots, a confirmed habit of suckering from the root and generally a more tapering base to the leaves. It is one of the characteristic trees of parts of Italy, and it is from one of the Italian provinces, Lombardy, that its common name is derived. The tree is probably native in Asia, however. The Lombardy...
Page 1212 - ... indirectly through interference with the street system and with the normal commercial development of the land, is necessarily very great and only the purpose of providing beautiful scenery, thoroughly contrasting with city life and measurably sequestered from all its sights and sounds can justify this heavy cost ; because almost all the other purposes served in public recreation grounds can be met more economically and far more conveniently in smaller areas distributed throughout the city. Therefore,...
Page 1407 - ... and during its comparatively short life holds the soil and protects other vegetation and finally contributes its own substance to the maintenance of the stronger forests. In this manner it has exerted a most powerful effect upon the configuration of our forest areas and upon the fertility of the land from remote time. The same qualities make it valuable, in many instances, in extensive ornamental plantings. The recent introduction of Russian poplars has added considerable confusion to nursery...
Page 1211 - Its main object is to provide conveniently in some degree for that sort of recreation which is to be obtained by strolling or driving in a pleasant country district. There is no doubt that the enjoyment of beautiful natural scenery is to the majority of city dwellers one of the most refreshing antidotes for the wearing influences of city life. Where cities are...
Page 1407 - ... trees. I have said that the legitimate use of poplars in ornamental grounds is the production of minor or secondary effects. As a rule, they are less adapted to isolated planting as specimen trees than to use in composition , that is, as parts of general groups of trees, where their characters will serve to break the monotony of heavier foliage. The poplars are gay trees, as a rule, especially those, like the aspens, which have a trembling foliage.
Page 1303 - The durion grows on a large and lofty forest-tree, somewhat resembling an elm in its general character, but with a more smooth and scaly bark. The fruit is round or slightly oval, about the size of a large cocoanut, of a green color, and covered all over with short stout spines, the bases of which touch each other, and are consequently somewhat hexagonal, while the points are very strong and sharp.
Page 1409 - ... and the general habit of the balsam poplar. The leaves are usually large and thick, shining green above and dull white beneath, in shape and texture somewhat like the next species (P. candicans). The Nolestii poplar is now sold by Eastern nurserymen as an ornamental tree. Its strong habit and dark foliage adapt it admirably to planting near the rear borders of grounds. The Wobsky poplar is one of the recent Russian introductions, with somewhat the habit of a cherry tree, and is much prized in...
Page 1407 - Bolle's poplar (Populus Bolleana of the nurseries) is one of the best of these trees. Its habit is something like that of the Lombardy. The upper surface of the deeply lobed leaves is dark dull green, while the under surface is almost snowy white. Such emphatic trees as this should generally be partially obscured, by planting them...
Page 1407 - Such emphatic trees as this should generally be partially obscured, by planting them in amongst other trees so that they appear to mix with the other foliage, or else they should be seen at some distance. Other varieties of the common white poplar or abele are occasionally useful, although most of them sprout badly and may become a nuisance. But the planting of these immodest trees is so likely to be overdone that I scarcely dare recommend them, although, when skilfully used, they may be made to...

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