Title: Manual of gardening; a practical guide to the making of home grounds and the growing of flowers, fruits, and vegetables for home use
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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49. At the bottom of the clothes-post. which he can make into a lawn and upon which he can plantsuch verdurous masses, what then may he do ? Even then 56 MANUAL OF GARDENING there may be opportunity for a little neat and artistic plant-ing. Even if one lives in a rented house, he may bring in abush or an herb from the woods, and paint a picture with it.Plant it in the corner by the steps, in front of the porch, atthe corner of the house, — almost anywhere except in thecenter of the lawn. Make the ground rich, secure a strongroot, and plant it with care; then wait. The little clump willnot only have a beauty and interest of its own, but it mayadd immensely to the furniture of the yard.
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»■<■■■•<« * • -iiili7; -..::;..: 1 ■:- Vi i ..^ ,^,:.*:*/«(-.–i*: – 50. Young shoots of ailanthus (and sunflowers for variety). About these clumps one may plant bulbs of glowing tulipsor dainty snowdrops and lilies-of-the-valley; and these may befollowed with pansies and phlox and other simple folk. Verysoon one finds himself deeply interested in these randomand detached pictures, and almost before he is aware he findsthat he has rounded off the corners of the house, made snug littlearbors of wild grapes and clematis, covered the rear fence andthe outhouse with actinidia and bitter-sweet, and has thrownin dashes of color with hollyhocks, cannas, and lilies, and hastied the foundations of the buildings to the greensward by low THE GENERAL PLAN OR THEORY OF THE PLACE 57 strands of vines or deft bits of planting,feel that flowers are most expressive ofwhen they are dain-tily dropped in hereand there against abackground of foli-age, or else made aside-piece in thep
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