Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York, Munn and Co
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
Digitizing Sponsor: BHL-SIL-FEDLINK
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en leaves, makeclassic designs upon the pillars. In one of the vestibules atthe end is a marble table available for tea drinking or cards;the center of the other is occupied by an interesting old fontor well carved in quaint pagan design. In the arch openingonto the garden in both vestibules, stand small figures castin metal, while beyond, at the upper end, is an Apollo in theniche of the wall, facing another figure at the opposite sideof the garden, just above the casino. At the lower end of the garden the architectural featuresconsist of two simple grape trellises on opposite sides of thegarden. The arches at the ends are filled in with wall boxesfull of pot plants. There is a bit of lawn here between thetwo trellises, with one or two vases and a small well. The great trouble in such a garden as this is how to plant.The first rule should be abundance. There must be a riotof bloom and of growth to keep the place from lookingempty and artificial. First, from the point of color values,
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