International Exhibition, 1876. [Reports] Volume 9

International Exhibition, 1876. [Reports] Volume 9

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... design of this was a parallelogram, with a scalloped margin, having within it three circles; in this coleuses, alternantheras, centaureas, and golden feather were judiciously contrasted, and produced a brilliant effect by the use of simple materials. 4. MASSING WITH BOTH FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTAL FOLIAGE. In the decorative beds planted by the Bureau, as well as those by exhibitors, both flowers and foliage were often used in combination with excellent results. In one of the large beds in the sunken or French parterre, the Madagascar periwinkle, Vinca rosea, did good service in company with alternantheras and centaureas. The largest and most elaborate bed upon the grounds was a design in chain-work at the end of the parterre nearest Behnont Avenue. The chain-lines were planted in golden feather and centaurea, with Achyranthes Lindeni margins; the open spaces of the links were filled with Vinca rosea and petunias, with a coleus centre in each; the chain was surrounded by a parallelogram of achyranthes, with grass between this and the chain. Among exhibitors, two very conspicuous beds were those of Peter Henderson, of New York, and Thomas J. Mackenzie, of Philadelphia, made so by their position, large size, and excellent planting. Where the avenue to Agricultural Hall crossed the parterre by steps large semicircular areas were left, the centres of which were occupied by these beds. Their size and situation demanded bold and striking treatment, and, though planted independently, each was a fitting companion to the other. The form of the beds was circular with a surrounding margin of semicircles. Miller & Hayes, Mount Airy Nurseries, had a very large and attractive bed, in a southwesterly direction from the building. A circular raised bed...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851722
  • 9781236851727