Garden & Home Builder Volume 31

Garden & Home Builder Volume 31

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... set to form the pools, and also the series of walks, so placed that the fall can be viewed from different angles. The planting is arranged with an idea of allowing only part of the water to be seen at one time. It makes the feature more interesting and invites further inspection. IROBABLY the very best way to start is to find a natural waterfall which you admire, and then sit down on a log and study it. Notice the pools--deep ones and shallow-and the formation of the banks above the fall and below it. Get hints for the planting from the natural vegetation. Note the variety in size and type, and the contrasts in color and texture of the foliage, and notice where it grows. As to the waterfall itself, it must first be decided where the right setting is and what the general size is to be. The one illustrated herewith is about twelve feet high and twenty-five feet long; and the size generally should be governed by the number of feet the water drops, the flow of water available, and last but not least, the amount of work one wishes to do. The whole character of a waterfall should be as close to nature as possible; to get this effect it must of course be built in congenial surroundings. Yet certain surroundings are not congenial to start with, even where the waterfall itself may quite naturally come in. But these can usually be made so by studied planting. The point is that the waterfall should not be the only naturalistic feature. There should be winding walks through the trees or shrubbery adjacent and a secluded seat or two near; and all the planting should be such as you would find in the woodsFerns, Violets, Trilliums, Anemones, Dogwoods, Hemlocks, Junipers, Rhododendrons, etc., which are in keeping with the naturalistic scheme. Cultivated...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236809122
  • 9781236809124