Ornamental shrubs for garden, lawn, and park planting: with an account of the origin, capabilities, and adaptations of the numerous species and varieties, native and foreign, and especially of the new and rare sorts, suited to cultivation in the United States

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1899 - Ornamental shrubs - 338 pages
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Page vi - Preface. v and that it takes little or no note of such varieties as are constantly making their appearance throughout the world. For this there is good reason from a scientific standpoint, but when it comes to the practical use of plants in general cultivation it is found that many of the species thus treated have given forth varieties, through processes well understood, that are far more valuable for the work in hand than the originals, and such as are coming, in a large measure, to displace them....
Page 339 - SCHUYLER MATHEWS, Member of the New England Botanical Club, and author of " Familiar Flowers of Field and Garden.
Page 339 - 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 151 - It forms a neat bush, not unlike a syringa in habit, deciduous in winter and flowering in the months of April and May. One great recommendation to it, is that it is a plant of the easiest cultivation. Cuttings readily strike any time during the winter and spring months, with ordinary attention, and the plant itself grows well in any good soil. It should be grown as it is in China, not tied up in that formal, unnatural way in which we see plants brought to our exhibitions, but a main stem or two chosen...
Page 339 - The only thing aimed at is to give the more important types in a popular way, avoiding technicalities where ordinary language could be substituted, and, where it could not, giving clear explanations of the' terms. " A dainty volume . . . opens up a whole world of fascination . . . full of information.
Page 339 - 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. "Mr. Jonsson-Rose has prepared a treatise which will prove of genuine value to the large and increasing number of those who take a personal interest in their home grounds. It does not aim above the intelligence or aesthetic sense of the ordinary American citizen who has never given any thought to planting and to whom some of the profounder principles of garden-art...
Page 339 - 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 226 - As I contemplated it, I could "not help thinking of Andromeda, as described by the poets ; and the more I meditated upon their descriptions, the more applicable they seemed to the little plant before me ; so that, if these writers had it in view, they could scarcely have contrived a more apposite fable.
Page 279 - These trees were about twelve feet high, spreading horizontally; their limbs meeting and interlocking with each other, formed one vast, shady, cool grove, so dense and humid as to exclude the sun-beams, and prevent the intrusion of almost every other vegetable, affording us a most desirable shelter from the fervid sun-beams at noon-day.
Page 279 - Dog wood trees (Cornus Florida), which continued nine or ten miles unalterable, except here and there a towering Magnolia grandiflora; the land on which they stand is an exact level: the surface a shallow, loose, black mould, on a stratum of stiff, yellowish clay. These trees were about twelve feet high, spreading horizontally...

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