Title: The English flower garden and home grounds : design and arrangement shown by existing examples of gardens in Great Britain and Ireland, followed by a description of the plants, shrubs and trees for the open-air garden and their culture
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Robinson, W. (William), 1838-1935
Subjects: Flower gardening Plants, Ornamental Cottage gardening Gardens
Publisher: London : J. Murray
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
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o such critics is for ever there in the work of thegreat men, be they Greeks, Dutchmen, Italians, French, or English. It is part of the work of the artist to select beautiful or memorablethings, not the first that come in his way. The Venus of Milois from a noble type of woman—not a mean Greek. The horsesof the Parthenon show the best of Eastern breed, full of life andbeauty. Great landscape painters like Crome, Corot, and Turnerseek not things only because they are natural, but also beautiful ;selecting views and waiting for the light that suits the chosen subjectbest, they give us pictures, working always from faithful study ofNature and from stores of knowledge gathered from her, and that isthe only true path for the gardener, all true art being based on hereternal laws. All deviation from the truth of Nature, whether it beat the hands of Greek, Italian, or other artist, though it may pass fora time, is in the end—it may be ages after the artist is dead—classedas debased art.
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A Devonshire Cottage Garden, Cockington, Torquay. Engraved from a photographby S. W. Fitzherbert. THE ENGLISH FLOWER GARDEN. Why say so much here about art ? Because when we see themeaning of true art we cannot endure what is ugly and false in art,and we cannot have the foregrounds of beautiful English scenerydaubed with flower gardens like coloured advertisements. Manysee the right way from their own sense being true, but others maywish for proof of what is urged here as to the true source of lastingwork in art in the work of the great artists of all time. And we maybe as true artists in the garden and home landscape as anywhere else. There is no good picture which does not image for us the beautyof natural things, and why not begin with these and be artists intheir growth and grouping ?—for one reason among others that weare privileged to have the living things about us, and not merelyrepresentations of them. So far we have spoken of the work of the true artist, which isalways mar
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