Lawns and Gardens: How to Plant and Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure Ground and Garden

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G. P. Putnam, 1897 - Gardening - 414 pages
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Page 415 - 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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