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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-tke-pulpit speaks to his congregation of meadowbeauties and purple phlox. Meadow-sweets, farkleberry,virgins bower and like plants are very numerous on theborder of swampy woods. The beauty of deciduous woods on higher ground isenhanced by many familiar flowers. Under the spreadingbranches of the oak a great variety of tender and delicateplants find a home, and, in spring and early summer, clothethe surface of the ground with a carpet of flowers. Ifthe woods are open and rocky, brambles and arrow woodare found in abundance. The maiden-hair fern grows inclumps at the base of rocks, or finds a snug place of refugebetween the roots of some tall forest tree. Eaide ferns ©n tbe Stubs of TRatural Scenerg. 17 form larger and bolder masses, the leaf stalks rising singlyfrom the ground, supporting a blade a couple of feet wideand about twice as long. Iu springtime, under birch andshad bush, before the snow departs, the trailing arbutuspeeps shyly out among the masses of fallen leaves. Later,
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FIG. 3.—UNDERGROWTH IN OAK-WOOD. come anemone and dwarf meadow rue, wake robins anddog-tooth violets. In stony ravines, Solomons seal, bane-berry and ferns make the most charming effect in thisbeautiful natural garden. Wherever a little stream tricklesdown a stony hillside in open woods, there the diademflower (TiareMa) makes a border of delicate leaves and 18 ©n tbc Stuov? of IRatural Scenery. holds up little spires of white blossoms. In the Westshooting-stars are common in rich woods, and fartherNorth, twin-flowers, babes-iu-the-wood (Polygalapaiu:iflora)yellow wood-violets, and others too numerous to mention,make a beautiful display in early summer. Above all inmany respects, lilies aud moccasin-flowers and numerouskinds of terrestrial orchids, form admirable groups of flowerswith which no formal groups in our gardeus can compare.European woods are not less rich: the blue anemone, theyellow anemone, lily-of-the-valley, fumitory, woodruff,Turks cap lily, oxlips and cowslips, spot
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Tagged: , bookid:lawnsgardenshowt00jn , bookyear:1897 , bookdecade:1890 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:J__nsson_Rose__Nils , booksubject:Gardening , booksubject:Landscape_gardening , bookpublisher:New_York___G__P__Putnam , bookcontributor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign , booksponsor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign , bookleafnumber:36 , bookcollection:americana , BHL Collection