Landscape Architecture Volume 7

Landscape Architecture Volume 7

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... botanical name always in italics, but never in parentheses. Several times in this book the varietal name is used without the initial for the species name and, as noted above, frequently it is not italicized. STUDIES IN GARDENING. By A. Clutton-brock. With preface and notes by Mrs. Francis King. 337 pages. 8 x yi inches. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1916. $2 net. We confess to being favorably inclined in advance toward a book on gardening without illustrations, and we congratulate both publisher and author upon their courage in bringing out this unillustrated book. Perhaps publishers realize that such books, as a rule, need the lure of a pretty picture to make them salable. Mr. CluttonBrock's book is sufficient as it is, and, though it is made up of a series of articles written for England, we in America will find its horticultural notes interesting, if not actually instructive, and its general remarks on theory and practice sound and good. Of course, we find innumerable plants mentioned that are unknown to us and impossible for us to grow. Mrs. King has remarked on some of these, translating, if one may use the term, English into American horticulture. We would suggest that all names of plants that we cannot grow be printed in italics, or distinguished by some such method. This would have made a handier book, for in such a chapter as that on campanulas we find great numbers that are unknown to us, and no notes to tell us what ones we can grow. Some of the chapters are worthy of note as unusual subjects, such as: Cheap Gardening, Common Sense in Gardening, Gardeners. There is a great deal of instruction in Mr. Clutton-Brock's remarks on double flowers, considering plants in their environment, summer-houses, etc.; exactly the kind of...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529685
  • 9781236529688