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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oval or circular cisterns with a more orless regular outline, and playing fountains, may all beformed artificially. But when the ground has such naturaladvantages as a lake or river shore, or a small brook, muchcan be done to enhance their beauty and to modify thebanks and shores if they are too steep or too formal. Suchmodification may involve considerable work, but as a rulemuch can be done by taking advantage of any depressionin the ground that may be deepened without too arduous iRocfcs an& Mater. 121 labor and l>y filling in the excavated soil in near-by placeswhere the shore is higher. The shore may be either a gradual, grassy slope or anabrupt and rocky declivity or a combination of both.Where the water widens into small bays the shores are gen-erally low and level, forming soft lawns or grassy meadows.A considerable sheet of water when formal and roundediu outline will look small and insignificant especially ifbordered by a tall growth of trees, whereas small bodies of
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FIQ. 69.—PONDLIKE CISTERN WITH FOUNTAIN. water will look much larger than they really are if theshores are of a sinuous outline and hidden from view inparts, and if the surface of the soil is but slightly elevatedabove the water, with very gradual slopes. The effect willin all cases be modified either favorably or unfavorably, byplantations of trees and shrubs. The trees must of neces-sity be proportionate to the width and extent of the water.Low and bold promontories may be planted with suchlight-foliaged trees as birch or willow with the trunks ex-posed to view in places and admitting of glimpses of waterthrough the foliage and between the trunks; open lawns i22 IRocfcs anfc Mater, uniDCurabered with trees and shrubs should descend to theedge of coves and bays. In other words, the plantationsshould chiefly be on the protruding bluffs of land, andwhere the land retreats few or no plants should be seen. Among trees that are especially effective on shores are thenumerous varieties of
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