Title: Germantown Gardens and Gardeners
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Jellett, Edwin C. (Edwin Costley), 1860-1929.
Subjects: Gardens — Pennsylvania — Germantown (Philadelphia). Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) — Biography.
Publisher: Philadelphia: Horace F. McCann
Contributing Library: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, McLean Library
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation
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au of City Property, under the direction of the Siteand Relic Society, prepared desirable walks, and cleared awayits underbrush. Several years ago in this wood near to Chew Street,stood a grove of Jersey Pines,—Pinus inops. This groupof trees has disappeared, but two specimens rescued byGeorge Paramore were planted near the farm house at Aw-bury. The house is now occupied by John Paramore, andthe trees may yet be seen in a flourishing condition. A Jerseypine near the Johnson Street entrance to Cliveden, doubtlesswas transplanted from the grove to its present position. Mrs. Chew, February 27, 1904, wrote me, I can onlytell you of the plants of Cliveden that they were of theold-fashioned flowers of the time of 70, 80, and 100 yearsago. The flowers in the garden were old-fashioned monthlyroses, phlox, sweet williams, orange, mignonette, heliotrope,lemon-verbena, jasmine, and fruit trees, apples, pears, cher-ries and apricot, also box. We need not further enlarge for the place stands to
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85 speak for itself. With Cliveden, historic associations ofcourse outtop every other interest, but every one viewing itsdignity, its majestic trees, its beautiful grounds, must rejoicethat it is in possession of a family able to maintain it in per-fect order, with successors to preserve it, for it is German-towns greatest private park. Opposite Cliveden and of later origin is Upsala,which possesses a garden of the old-fashioned type. Theplace is owned and occupied by Miss Sallie Wheeler John-son, and not any who pass it can fail to be impressed by itsstately dignity. In other contributions I have referred to itsrare and noteworthy plants, so at this time it is a privilege tohave the owner present the garden in her own charming way.Miss Johnson wrote me: Grandfather, John Johnson, Jr., planned the settingout of the trees and the semi-circle of white pine trees, border-ing the road to the front of the house, and continuing, Iwish I could do justice to the Upsala plants, past and presen
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