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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cently, been giv-ing less attention to the smaller problems.In the art of gardening at least we have now reached aturning point in this respect—and gardening is here usedin the wider sense; not a bed of flowers ora patch of vegetables, but what might per-haps be more accurately connotated toAmerican readers by the term landscape-gardening, or garden-scaping. The twolast terms, however, are not synonymous.In fact, so little attention have we paid tothis subject that there is, as yet, no adequatevocabulary in which to discuss it. We mustrealize the fact that in many things othercountries can lend us ideas that will be toour advantage to adopt or adapt, as for in-stance, England, France and Japan in thematter of private and of amateur garden-ing. There, and especially so in Japan,gardening is a real part of the every-daylife of the people. Up to a comparativelyrecent period its consideration in America,since Colonial times, has been largely in-cidental and superficial. Fortunately this
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A pathway leading towards theboundary line of a neighboring lotmay be so planned as to lend aneffect of spaciousness to the com-paratively small acreage is changing. Nationally we are now settling to a realiza-tion that the houses we are building and the grounds theyare occupying may be in our personal possession for sometime to come, or handed down to our children, and it is im-pressing itself upon us that it is worth while to make ourhomes as beautiful and as permanent as we possibly can.Suburban sections, instead of being merely temporarily oc-cupied until business grows out to them, are becomingsettled in the expectancy that they will con-tinue to be residential sections and beingimproved and built up accordingly. Henceone finds many well-built and artistic houses,surrounded in the majority of cases bylimited ground space, where the ownersideas of garden-scaping have for the mostpart been obtained only from the expansiveand expensive (and often inartistic)estates of the countrysid
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