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Identifier: americanhomr03newy
Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
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Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York, Munn and Co
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
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m A Summer House Overgrown with Nasturtiums

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The Pond and Its Surroundings are a Mass of Beautiful Flowers and Foliage were covered with gorgeous blossoms of splendid variety.As far as has been possible the garden has been plantedwith perennials or self-sowing annuals; for they not onlymake the labor and expense of keeping up the garden less,but most of the hardy plants increase in beauty every year.Of the self-seeding plants none appeared with more vigorand beauty than the verbena planted on the dry slopingouter bank of the pond. Discouraging as the spot is theverbenas covered it with a carpet of red, white and purplefrom June until long after most of the flowers were quitefrozen. The garden has no conventional beds and borders, but is a true flower garden, ablazewith color and crowdedwith beautiful flowers. Unconventional as thisgarden is, its very unconven-tionally is not without formand method. Simple as itmay seem to grow beautifulflowers, it is really one ofthe most difficult arts in theworld. It requires patienceand care,

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