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Image from page 101 of “Lawns and gardens. How to plant and beautify the home lot, the pleasure ground and garden” (1897)

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Identifier: lawnsgardenshowt00jn
Title: Lawns and gardens. How to plant and beautify the home lot, the pleasure ground and garden
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Jönsson-Rose, Nils
Subjects: Gardening Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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be surrounded by the smaller Chineseor Persian varieties. In a composite plantation the tallergroups must be placed in the more central parts, and inthe simple group the tallest tree or shrub should be in themiddle, both for practical and aesthetic reasons. The sim-ple groups may consist of three or more individual plants, 82 Grouping anfc massing of {Trees ano Sbrubs. which should be placed at a sufficient distance to allow eacbthe fullest possible development. One plantation shouldnot consist of too many species mixed without order, butthe different groups should mingle in a natural manner toform a united whole. Coniferous trees make the best im-pression when planted by themselves in groups and masses,in the same manner as deciduous shrubs and trees. Whentwo plantations meet, one evergreen and the other decidu-ous, the transition should be gradual; spruce and birch, andother trees will mix together, and the plantation in suchplaces must be less dense than in the main groups; glades

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FIG. 46.—MIXED PLANTATION OF DECIDUOUS TREES AND EVERGREENS. and vistas and open patches of grass should alternate withthe scattered groups. There must be harmony of form and color between thedifferent plants that compose the shrubbery, but monotonyshould be avoided. If plants with light foliage are placedin front of dark ones the effect is much better than if theywere planted in an opposite way, hence the beautiful effectof flowering shrubs with a group of spruce and pine for abackground. Trees with ovate or cordate leaves, such asthe different varieties of birch and beech, may be placed inone group. Others with sinuous or incised leaves, such asthe many forms of oak, in another, and pinnately leaved Grouping an!> flDassing of tlrecs ani> Sbrubs. forms of all shapes and sizes will unite well into groupsand masses of their own. As a rule, each individual plant should have sufficientroom to develop its full beauty, and to allow of a growthof grass beneath. But when planting is

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Tagged: , bookid:lawnsgardenshowt00jn , bookyear:1897 , bookdecade:1890 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:J__nsson_Rose__Nils , booksubject:Gardening , booksubject:Landscape_gardening , bookpublisher:New_York___G__P__Putnam , bookcontributor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign , booksponsor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign , bookleafnumber:101 , bookcollection:americana , BHL Collection

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