The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists' Magazine Volume 18

The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists' Magazine Volume 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...stamps to Messrs. Standish and Noble, and we recommend it to our readers as well worth procuring. ARRANGEMENT OF AMERICAN PLANTS. BY SCBUTATOR. In many places, where ornamental planting has been attempted, proper advantage does not appear to have been taken of the very beautiful class of plants commonly known as American plants. This is the more surprising, as of late great progress has been made, both in increasing the number of varieties, and in improving their qualities. In very few places can anything worthy the name of a collection be found; the one almost invariably met with is the common Rhododendron ponticum, and very few, if any, of the hybrid varieties are to be seen in the pleasure grounds of country seats. But the want of variety is not the only blemish to be pointed out. There is much to blame in the manner in which these splendid plants are disposed; the place where they are generally planted being that which is the worst of all for producing anything like effect, viz., in borders and shrubberies. Were I on the point of planting a collection, I should much prefer to form symmetrical beds on the lawn; and if these could be viewed from an eminence, it would be much better. These beds should be planted with as much care, in respect to the arrangement of colour and habit, as is looked for in planting the flower garden; they should be filled with Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Kalmias, &c., and I have no doubt the effect would be good. No one who saw the splendid exhibition of American plants, in King's Road, Chelsea, in the spring of 1847, could for a moment doubt that a similar exhibition ought to be seen at the country seat of every gentleman; and for my own part, I see no reason why it cannot be so. Though such a disposition of American...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656725
  • 9781236656728