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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Thebark is brownish gray, resembling that of a cherry-tree.This species and the white birch are the most valuable froman ornamental point of view. Birches are fine trees forplanting in masses in groves and copses, and where it is de-sired to introduce woodland scenery birch and oak shouldbe the principal trees, as their light foliage will allow aluxurious growth of grass and flowers. Alder, Al/nus.—The alder grows in moist places inmeadows and on river shores. It has a tall elliptical crown,grayish stems, and oval or ovate leaves. The commonforms are not very ornamental, but they are excellent forvery low and wet ground. The cut-leaved Alder (Alnus Deci&uous crees. 183 glutinosa lacinicOa or imperialis) is the only really valuable tree of the sreuus. It lias slender branches and beautifulfern-like foliage and forms a fine and very ornamental lawntree. THE WILLOW FAMILY. Willow, Salix.—The willows are rapid-growing trees,found in moist places, in marshes and meadows on lake and
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FIG 93.—WEEPING WILLOW (SALIX BABYLONICA). liver shores. They have all more or less narrow, lanceolateleaves of a glaucous or silvery color on the lower side.Their branches are gray or silvery, sometimes bright red oryellow, and many species are very attractive in winterbecause of the highly colored twigs. All are of a more orless bushy habit when young, but eventually grow intotrees of considerable size. 184 ©ectouous TLvees>. Most common is the white willow (S. alba), with gray-ish branches and lanceolate leaves covered with white silkyhair. The golden willow («S1 vitelline?) is only a varietyof the white willow with golden yellow branches. Salixfragilis has beautiful shining leaves. All these grow intolarge-sized trees. The osier willow (8. viminalis) is asmaller but very handsome species. The laurel-leavedwillow (S. pentandrd) is a small but beautiful tree withovate-lanceolate leaves. The most popular and useful of allis the weeping willow (>S. Babylonica), a familiar tr
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