-A Translation of Le Jardinier solitaire...from the 2d ed...v.2-The manner of planting & cultivating...flowers, plants, shrubs...necessary...for gardens...being a translation from the Sieur Louis Liger
J. Tonson, 1706
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Page 224 - ... fruit-trees and legumes. Gentleman. Wherein does the beauty of it consist ? Gard'ner. You may observe it in the figure before you : you see 'tis more deep than broad ; the Alleys are of a good size, adorn'd with Borders Three Foot deep on each side, edged with several sorts of Aromatick Herbs. ... In my Opinion there's nothing more ingenious belonging to a Garden, than the different Ways of marking our different Figures in a Parterre, especially when the design happens to be well contrived, and...
Page 115 - ... nurserymen to Queen Anne. I quote from a passage occurring during a conversation between a gentleman and his gardener: Gentleman: " I have heard several old gardeners say that vigorous trees ought to be pruned in the Wane, and those that are more sparing of their shoots in the Increase. Their reason is, that the pruning by no means promotes the fruit if it be not done in the Wane. They add that the reason why some trees are so long before they bear fruit is, because they were planted or grafted...
Page 240 - Flourishings and Branch-work with a black earth, provided the Paths or Alleys be cover'd with a yellow or white sand, different colours serving to set off the Parterre the better.
Page 116 - Most of the old gardeners were of that opinion, and there are some who continue still to be misled by the same error. But 'tis certain that they bear no ground for such an imagination, as I have observed, having succeeded in my gardening without such a superstitious observation of the moon. However, I don't urge this upon my own authority, but refer myself to M. de la Quintinie, who deserves more to be believed than myself. These are his words: " ' I solemnly declare (saith he) that after a diligent...
Page 77 - Jays, that having never made any Experiment that way, he can't affirm it for a Truth. Now to confirm his Opinion about Orange Trees, we have found, by Experience, that they have...
Page 240 - The Form of a Parterre partly cut work and partly green Turf with Borders. These Parterres are esteem'd according to their Design and their Symmetry. They look very well in great gardens as well as small, the verdure of the grass, and the Enamel of the Flowers with which the Compartments ought to be filled according to the different seasons of the year, present a charming object to the sight.
Page 218 - I fliould prescribe, without which, according to that Rule, all their Endeavours would be but imperfect. In Matters of Art, the Mind...
Page 182 - Mofs alfb is apt to fpoil the Rind of Trees. The Remedy is to take it off from time to time in Autumn, either with a Wooden-Knife, or with Brufhcs made purpofely for that ufe.
Page 219 - Soils, which being eafily warm'd, not only by the Heat of the Sun, but by means of the Stones retaining that Heat, they can hardly ever have Moifture enough.
Page 203 - Roots at their firft fprouting are all white, and very fmall; fome time after they grow to a Gravel Colour, and at length, if they meet with Earth proper for them, they extend and fpread Thy themfelves by inceffar.tly attn&ing and receiving thange if hew Salts and new Humidities, which they *fttri'*r"t' convey to the Stem; and thus the Tree is incrcas'J, 'till it comes to its full Growth.