Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin Volume 4

Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin Volume 4

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...We found, however, that, as visiting gardeners, we were always cordially received by the head gardeners and shown through the greenhouses and gardens. Chatsworth, Salisbury, Welbeck Abbey, and Windsor were among the places visited. Plate 13, fig. 1, shows a wonderful border plantation, seen at Welbeck Abbey, perennials being used for the main planting with m a n y kinds of annuals and summ e r flowering plants to enrich the color and provide succession o f bloom. A much more formal arrangement was seen at Brockenhurst Park with its clipped hedges, a n d statuary (Plate 13, fig. 2), while the OPERA HOUSE AT FRANKFORT-ON-MAIN.!1 CC O 111 p ail lllg lllustrat 10 n (Plate 14, fig. 1) of Windsor Great Park shows a typical English park scene with luxuriant turf. The gardens of France and Italy, such as Versailles, Chantilly, and the Boboli Gardens, serve much better as historical examples than as practical inspirations for modern landscape work. They were built at a time when the nobility controlled an immense amount of labor, and when extravagant display was the order of the day. In modern times there can hardly be a repetition of undertakings of such great cost, and the old places will be retained merely as examples of historical interest and for public enjoyment. The Petit Trianon at Versailles is a good example of classic architecture in a setting of natural park scenery. In contrast to the rest of the landscaping, the hameau where Marie Antoinette and her court ladies played at idyllic country life, is laid out in the informal English style. Many of the fine old trees growing in these gardens are American species and were planted by Jussieu. The picturesque one in the foreground of Plate 15, fig. 1, is Koelreatcria paniculata. Another illustration...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630556
  • 9781236630551