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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in groups, in places where theyare most likely to succeed, and they will generally spreadover the whole surface if left alone. If it is desirable tointroduce any special kind that requires a different soilfrom that of the garden, deep layers of leaf soil or peat maybe dug in in suitable places, to form irregular beds forsuch varieties. From sylvan scenes of this nature all coarseweeds must be excluded; the principal masses should con-sist of windflowers, sweet woodruff (Axperula adorata), les-ser celandine, fumitory (Dicentraformosa and eximia, variousspecies of Corydalis), Alp-violets (Cyclamen M/ropeum), and Grouping ano flDassing of Grees ano Sbrubs. 85 many kinds of orchids. Under the shelter of trees withlight foliage, such as the birches, rhododendrons, mountainlaurels, mahonias, euonymus, and hollies find an idealhome. Many climbers and creeping plants may also be in-troduced into the shrubbery, and where the ground is lowand rich various kinds of ferns should be planted. As a
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FIQ. 48.-RHODODENDRON DAURICUM AS UNDERGROWTH IN A WOOD. background for these there may be some scattered andpartly buried rocks and stones. Narrow woodland pathsshould lead from the freer and more open parts of thegarden into these secluded spots where the landscapegardeners art clasps the hand of nature. 86 Grouping anfc flDassing of Zvccs anC> Sbrubs. The delicate work of properly arranging trees and shrubs—the most severe trial of the designers knowledge andability—must never be neglected or left to chance or acci-dent. Complete detail plans should be furnished as guidesto planting, with the positions marked and the name of eachspecies appended. Afterwards it is important that theplace of each plant be properly located on the ground andmarked by means of labelled sticks or stakes. If this preliminary work is completed, the ground havingbeen previously dug or subsoiled, the planting may takeplace either in the fall, if the weather is good and the soil
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