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Image from page 162 of “Popular gardening and fruit growing; An illustrated periodical devoted to horticulture in all its branches” (1885)

Identifier: populargardening9091buff
Title: Popular gardening and fruit growing; An illustrated periodical devoted to horticulture in all its branches
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Publisher: Buffalo, New York Popular gardening publishing company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries

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which lookat home in the cottage, are somewhat aptto jar a little as .seen in the windows of alarge residence constructed of masonry,but no one could well object to the simpleand appropriate window decoration bymeans of beautifully and naturally groupedclimbing plants as here shown.The plant most evident on the central muUion and to the right is the JapaneseHop plant (Hum»h(.s japonicus), an easilyreared annual of less massive habit than isH. lupulus, an English and perennialspecies. There is no lack of climbing vege-tation of the best for window gardening ofthis kind: Clematises of many kinds. Ivyof the large and small-leaved forms, Vir-ginian Creeper, Tropieolums and .lasminesof varied sorts and exquisite perfume. Nor imust we forget that most queenly of allthe flowers of the window casement—theRose. Beneath the windows, on the bor-ders near the house, we can plaut Carna-tions, Verbenas, and Geraniums, to saynothing of many other things.One of the nicest things for draping large

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SAMPLE OF WINDOW DECORATION. windows at a considerable height from theground is Veitchs Japan Creeper {Ampd-opsift tricuspifJatft). At Oxford the win-dows of some of the colleges are fairlycovered with its elegant leaves, mullions,glass and all, so that when you are insideon a blazing hot day in summer-time, youlook out through a translucent leafy screenand appreciate the calm coolness and re-pose of the cloister-like shade within. Theillustration in reality shows a happy com-bination between the solidified architectureand some of our more exquisite forms ofvegetation. In the wiser days of the futurewe trust that the architect will recognizethe added beauty that plants of many suit-able kinds can bestow upon his finest work,and that he will provide permanent recep-tacles in his window-sills for beautifulflowers. The window-box at the best isonly a make-shitt, and should be the workof the builder rather than of the carpenteror ot the horticultural furnisher. Onlyyesterday Canon EUacomb

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