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 covered with pebbles, gravel, or coarsesand, and wide stretches of sandy shore may be made onwhich the choicest of maritime plants and many showy bul-bous flowers will be at home. The bottom of small artificial ponds can be made of solida^.. slT^nc concrete. This should be S^^/7^ ™*#%~ fv i hidden by coral, tuffstone, and pebbles and the grassy FIG. 70.-SECTION OF SMALL ARTIFICIAL STREAM L O J WITH CONCRETE BOTTOM ; ROCKY BANKS. or roCky bailie may be made to hide its artificial construction. The edges musthere be built with care as the whole impression dependsupon a natural appearance. Inlets and outlets must be pro-vided for the water which can be supplied by the generalwaterworks in the ordinary way; it will then be possible torenew the water occasionally. Round cisterns so often used in small gardens must be emptiedin autumn before the frosts setin, and may be converted into FIG. 71.—SAME AS 70; WITH GRASSY banks. beds of evergreen shrubs and creepers for the winter season.
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i24 IRochs an& Mater. As a special and important feature of water scenery theexquisitely beautiful flowers of pond and stream should begrown in suitable places. But they must never be allowedto cover up the surface entirely or to form too thick andcrowded masses. Some of the finest of all flowers grow inwater or on lake and river shores ; the yellow flag and manyother forms of iris, the wild calla, the cardinal flower(Lobelia cardinalis anifulgens), the water violet (Ilottoniapcdustris), and forget-me-not will grow on moist shores;the many varieties of pond lilies, the lotus (Xcltuuhitan.
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