Page's Home Floriculture; A Complete Guide for the Growing of Flowers in the House and Garden. Cut Flower Work--Landscape Gardening, Etc

Page's Home Floriculture; A Complete Guide for the Growing of Flowers in the House and Garden. Cut Flower Work--Landscape Gardening, Etc

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...place, still they can plant the annual flowers, and perhaps they can get the landlord to stand the expense of putting in a few fruit trees, grape vines, or hardy shrubs which will make a permanent improvement. Usually the front lawn and garden is kept nicely so as to make an attractive appearance to those who pass by, while the back yard should be prepared for the pleasure and convenience of the family or those who have occasion to use it most. There is no good reason why the grounds around the farmers' homes cannot be beautified. It is really distressing to see the unkempt, untidy appearance of many of the dooryards, in the country, even of successful wealthy farmers. If they only realized it, a little time and money spent in fixing up the home place would add more to the value of the farm, and also to the real enjoyment of the inmates of the home, than they can possibly estimate. It does not require any great outlay of money for the gardens, nor rare and expensive plants. A rich velvet carpet of grass is much preferable and a few groups of flowering plants and some shrubbery and a few vines over the porch will make the home attractive. Do not attempt to do too much and it is well to remember that a few common plants well cared for, so that they are of thrifty, luxuriant growth, are better than a large garden full of neglected plants, which if half overgrown with weeds, look anything but ornamental. A great variety of plants in such places are not tasteful nor desirable. LANDSCAPE GARDENING. Landscape gardening might well be called "picturesque gardening" as it consists of pleasing the imagination by scenes of beauty and grandeur. If there are trees now standing on your grounds it is well to plan the arrangement of the lawn, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500911
  • 9781236500915