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Image from page 284 of “Lawns and gardens. How to plant and beautify the home lot, the pleasure ground and garden” (1897)

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Identifier: lawnsgardenshowt00jn
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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thecharacter and habit of each and every species and use itonly in the position for which it is best adapted by nature.The following selection contains only choice and orna-mental plants, and, as it is sufficiently rich in number and va- 264 toerbaceous plants. 265 riety to be useful for every purpose, the most beautiful resultsmay lie obtained by using these alone in a proper manner.A great number of species, each represented by small andinsignificant individuals, are uot desirable in landscape gar-dening. Broad masses of one kind are more effective thanan incongruous mixture of a great many contrasting forms.In a previous chapter the more important classes of her-baceous plants have been treated as to their nature, habit,habitat, and correct use in ornamental gardening, ami sug-gestions of the same nature will also be given in thefollowing description- : THE CROWFOOT FA.MILY. Anemones and Windflowers, Anemone.—The anemonesare very important woodland- and hillside-plants, geuerally

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FIQ. 19.-PASQUE-F..OWER I ANEMONE PULSATILLA, GROWING IN STONY SOIL ON A HILLSIDE. found in great numbers throughout the north temperatezone. The pasque-flower {A. Pulsatilla) is one of theearliest flowering plants, with large, nodding flowers ofa pale blue or purple color, springing from a tuft of much 266 iberbaceous plants. divided leaves; grows on sunny hillsides among the grass,often in sterile soil. A. patens and the American pasque-flower {A.p. Nuttalliand) are equally desirable plants withpurplish, sometimes creamy-white flowers, two inches acrossThese are fine for planting among the grass on a sunny,sloniug lawn, in light or moderately good soil. Amongspecies found in woods and forests the best are : the com-mon wind-flower {A. nemorosa), a well-known dwarf species with white flowers, purplish on the outside; and the large wood anemone (.4. sylvextri*) with pure white flowers on slender stalks a foot high or more, and i ternate or palmately divided Iji leaves. These are excel

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Tagged: , bookid:lawnsgardenshowt00jn , bookyear:1897 , bookdecade:1890 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:J__nsson_Rose__Nils , booksubject:Gardening , booksubject:Landscape_gardening , bookpublisher:New_York___G__P__Putnam , bookcontributor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign , booksponsor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign , bookleafnumber:284 , bookcollection:americana , BHL Collection

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