Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting, Laying Out and Arrangement of Country Places, Large and Small Parks, Cemetery Plots, and Railway-station Lawns, Deciduous and Evergreen Trees and Shrubs, the Hardy Border, Bedding Plants, Rockwork, Etc

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1891 - Landscape gardening - 329 pages
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Page 186 - ... it is one of the oldest as well as one of the most important of the lumber associations in existence. The Yellow Pine Association first had its origin among cer'Preliminary Report of the Federal Trade Commission on Activities of Lumber Manufacturers
Page 273 - ... construction in this country (and there are no better examples abroad) is the simple and natural effects, or meadowlike stretches of lawn, circumscribed or bounded by ornamental plantations properly distributed and massed. The main repose and highest enjoyment of parks reside chiefly in these spots. The sense of quiet repose ministered to by a large lawn surface is not satisfied by picturesque ground, however vigorously it may be planted, and as the need for quiet repose in this workaday world...
Page 332 - LANDSCAPE GARDENING Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn-Planting, Laying out and Arrangement of Country Places, Large and Small Parks, Cemetery Plots, and Railway-Station Lawns ; Deciduous and Evergreen Trees and Shrubs, The Hardy Border, Bedding Plants, Rockwork, etc.
Page 331 - THE TREES OF NORTHEASTERN AMERICA. By CHARLES S. NEWHALL. With illustrations made from tracings of the leaves of the various trees. 8, $1.75.
Page 332 - Mr. Parsons proves himself a master of his art as a landscape gardener, and this superb book should be studied by all who are concerned in the making of parks in other cities,"— Philadelphia Bulletin.
Page 116 - ... Maples, and the Oriental Plane trees, than to meet with failure by the introduction of other less hardy material. The Persian, rug in flowers or foliage plants is an admirable thing properly placed, but then it is not always in harmony with the natural effects suitable to a special surface of greensward. Carpet or ribbon gardening, artistically composed, is both right and proper in its way, only it should be subordinated to, as well as coordinated with, other compositions of color throughout...
Page 115 - ... natural effects suitable to a special surface of greensward. Carpet or ribbon gardening, artistically composed, is both right and proper in its way, only it should be subordinated to, as well as coordinated with, other compositions of color throughout the entire system of planting on any special lawn. Color for almost every one is a great and positive delight. This delight may be more sensuous and less purely intellectual than that inspired by agreeable form, but it belongs more truly, nevertheless,...
Page 331 - Get a book that will help you." " I cannot find such a book. I can find no book which, in simple fashion, will so describe the tree, from its foliage and bark and style, that I can recognize it." " Then I will make one for you." The trees described in the following pages include all the native trees of Canada and the Northern United States east of the Mississippi River. Mention has also been made of the more important of the introduced and naturalized species. The work has been so arranged that...
Page 331 - A book that will especially delight all who are fond of gardens and gardening, and who take a certain pleasure in enjoying nature when treated by man as a work of art.

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