The suburban gardener, and villa companion

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Priv. printed, 1838 - Gardening - 752 pages

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Page 29 - ... to shut out the lower part of the house from the road, by a wall or open fence, so that the relative levels of the house and road might not be observed ; then to scoop out the ground between the house, and the door opening to the road ; and to arrange the walk so that the entrance-door to the house could not be seen till the person walking on it had arrived at the lowest part of the intervening walk, from which he might ascend to the house. A great deal more might be said on this subject; but...
Page i - Residence, or of a situation on which to form one ; the Arrangement and Furnishing of the House ; and the Laying-out, Planting, and general Management of the Garden and Grounds ; the whole adapted for grounds from one perch to fifty acres and upwards in extent ; intended for the instruction of those who know little of Gardening or Rural Affairs, and more particularly for the use of Ladies.
Page 178 - With these limitations, two areas only seem to. be at all suitable, one on the south and the other on the north side of the main channel, just above Governor's and Castle islands.
Page 4 - One of the greatest of all the sources of enjoyment resulting from the possession of a garden is, the endless variety which it produces, either by the perpetual progress of vegetation which is going forward in it to maturity, dormancy, or decay, or by the almost innumerable kinds of plants which may be raised in even the smallest garden. Even the same trees, grown in the same garden, are undergoing perpetual changes throughout the year...
Page 4 - Independently, however, of the variety and change resulting from the plants cultivated, every month throughout the year has its particular operations and its products : nay, it would not be too much to say, that during six months of the year a change takes place, and is perceptible, in the plants of a garden, erery day ; and every day has, in consequence, its operations and its products.
Page 113 - A thatched cottage is an object of admiration with many persons who have not had much experience of country life ; and, accordingly, we find several in the neighbourhood of London. Such cottages have, perhaps, the gable end covered with ivy, the chimney tops entwined with Virginian creepers, and the windows overshadowed by roses and jasmines. The ivy forms...
Page 596 - Loudon recommends for planting in cemeteries trees chiefly of the fastigiate growing kinds, which neither cover a large space with their branches nor give too much shade when the sun shines, and which admit light and air to neutralize any mephitic effluvia.
Page 2 - ... purpose ; the carrying of a weight from one point to another and back again ; or the taking of a walk without any object in view, but the negative one of preserving health. Thus, it is not only a condition of our nature, that, in order to secure health and cheerfulness, we must labour ; but we must also labour in such a way as to produce something useful or agreeable. Now, of the different kinds of useful things produced by labour, those things, surely, which are living beings, and which grow...
Page 476 - This is a full and complete manual of instruction upon the subject of which it treats. Being intended for those who have little or no previous knowledge of gardening, it presents, in a very precise and detailed manner, all that is necessary to be known upon it, and cannot fail to awaken a more general taste for these healthful and pleasant pursuits among the ladies of our country.
Page 607 - ... in a more languid state of the system. To possess this efficiency and promote its continuance, it is necessary not only to alternate, as above stated, the muscular and the mental activity, which, by a mutual reaction, improve each other, but it is necessary alike for both to avoid either lassitude or too long rest. Do not continue in study till mental application be overstretched, or till the circulation of the material fluids has become clogged and stagnant; and do not labour with hands or feet...

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