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 architecture - 329 pages
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Page 329 - ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS For Garden, Lawn, and Park Planting. With an Account of the Origin, Capabilities, and Adaptations of the Numerous Species and Verities, Native and Foreign, and Especially of the New and Rare Sorts, Suited to Cultivation in the United States.
Page 184 - ... .It is one of the oldest as well as one of the most complete examples of Jain architecture known.
Page 271 - ... 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 i - 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 329 - ... the making of parks in other cities,"— Philadelphia Bulletin. LAWNS AND GARDENS. How to Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure Ground, and Garden. By N. JoNSSON-RosE, of the Department of Public Parks, New York City. With 172 plans and illustrations. Large 8°, gilt top, $3.50.
Page 330 - WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTHEASTERN STATES. Drawn and carefully described from life, without undue use of scientific nomenclature, by ELLEN MILLER and MARGARET C. WHITING. With 308 illustrations the size of life. 8°, net, $3.00.
Page 329 - The idea of the book is so good and so simple as to recommend itself at a glance to everybody who cares to know our trees or to make for any purpose a collection of their leaves.
Page 329 - THE LEAF COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK AND HERBARIUM. An aid in the preservation and in the classification of specimen leaves of the trees of Northeastern America.
Page 330 - Although primarily intended for boys and girls, it can hardly fail to enlist the aid of the older members of the family ; and for the amateur collector of all ages who has all the requisite enthusiasm but lacks a practical knowledge of the art of preserving specimens, it should receive a warm welcome."— Commercial Advertiser.
Page 291 - Architectural adornments may properly be employed in small parks, so long as they do not seriously interfere with the open grass effect. There may be even busts or statues (if artistic in design), but especially suitable are drinking fountains, and fountain basins, with great sprays of water. The fountain basins may be effectively ornamented with lotuses, water lilies, and other decorative water plants.

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