Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The low-growing flowers should be planted for massed carpet effects room in a city flat is usually at a premium. But many beau-tiful things may be grown in window-boxes, and balconyboxes are still more rich in possibilities. In planning win-dow-boxes the first essential is that they should be placedwell beneath the windows and very firmly secured. Secondly,they should if possible, be of the self-watering constructionin order that no leakage may inconvenience the dwellers inthe flat below and lead to unfortunate complications. Only low-growing plants and trailers should be planted inwindow-boxes as the idea is to give a bank of luxuriantbloom below or at the sill, but not to obscure the light to
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A garden of Delphiniums and other hardy perennials too great a degree. In south and west windows almost anysun-loving plants may be grown—Geraniums do especiallywell, and Verbenas, Phlox Drumondi, Sweet Alyssum,Justitias, and Petunias will be a mass of bloom all Summer.On rear porches, stairways and like places one may plantboxes of trailing Nasturtiums, Japanese Morning Glories,the new Cardinal climber and other vines. But it is the flatdweller who has at command a flat roof adjoining her room,who is fortunate indeed, for here she can evolve, with alittle ingenuity, a garden that will compare very favorablywith one on the ground. The open sides of the roof shouldbe masked with wire-netting stretchedfrom substantial supports and in frontof this, long wide boxes of soil shouldbe placed, letting these rest on trans-verse strips of wood to lift them offthe roof. Against the netting vinessuited to the exposure should beplanted. For low growth the Mau-randia is exquisite, being very fine
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