House & Garden Volume 30

House & Garden Volume 30

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...fact, almost on the rock itself--and so when I planted it I dug quite a hole and filled the bottom with a basket of stones, which, by the way, I always save, as there are many plants that need drainage systems under their roots. And so my azaleas never stopped growing at Continued on page 58) SHRUBBERY AND THE GARDEN PICTURE Screening the Objectionable and Framing the Pleasing Views How to Buy Trees and Shrubs--Necessary Planting Data LEONI DAS WILLING RAMSEY 'THE perfect layingX out of the grounds with shrubs and trees is a matter of rather specialized knowledge. One must be familiar with the habits and requirements of the plants, know the general principles of arrangement, and be able to make the whole scheme harmonious. These things are a part of the service which the landscape architect renders, but which the amateur need not fear to attempt on his own account, especially if the space to be treated is not too extensive. One of the commonest faults of the beginner at this work is the tendency to select shrubs which have some peculiar or flashy characteristic, while overlooking the best common ones. This should not be done, for in landscape gardening the cheaper shrubs, provided they are of good stock, are the most desirable and satisfactory. The high-priced imported varieties must be pampered, and they are seldom suited to our climatic conditions. Variegated shrubs, weeping trees and other freaks seem to have an appeal to the public taste, when less ostensible plants would be more suitable and easily cared for. Of course, there is a place for such sorts, but they should not comprise the greater part of the garden, their best use being as accents and for variety. One salient fact should be borne in mind when plants are selected for more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783301
  • 9781236783301