Title: Manual of gardening; a practical guide to the making of home grounds and the growing of flowers, fruits, and vegetables for home use
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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ciallyC. speciosa; celtis; cercis, both American and Japanese; flower-ing dogwood, profusely native; white ash; ginkgo; kcelreuteria;sweet gum (liquidambar); American linden; tulip tree; mag-nolias much as for the North; China-berry (Melia Azedarach);Texas umbrella-tree (var. umbraculiformis of the preceding);mulberries; oxydendrum; paulownia; oriental plane-tree;native oaks of the regions; Robinia Pseudacacia; weepingwillow; Sophora Japonica; Sterculia platanifolia; Americanelm. Broad-leaved evergreens of real tree size useful for the Southmay be found among the cherry laurels, magnolias, and oaks.Among the cherry laurels are: Portugal laurel (Prunus Lusi-tanica), English cherry laurel in several forms (P. Laurocerasus),and the mock-orange or wild orange (P. Caroliniana).In magnolia, the splendid M. grandiflora is everywhere used.In oaks, the live-oak (Quercus Virginiana, known also asQ. virens and Q. sempervirens) is the universal species. Thecork oak (Q. Suber) is also recommended.
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THE ORNAMENTAL PLANTS — CONIFERS 331 8. Coniferous Evergreen Shrubs and Trees In this country the word evergreen is understood to meanconiferous trees with persistent leaves, as pines, spruces, firs,cedars, junipers, arborvitse, retinosporas, and the like. Thesetrees have always been favorites with plant lovers, as they havevery distinctive forms and other characteristics. Many ofthem are of the easiest culture. It is a common notion that, since spruces and other conifersgrow so symmetrically, they will not stand pruning; but this isan error. They may be pruned with as good effect as othertrees, and if they tend to grow too tall, the leader may be stoppedwithout fear. A new leader will arise, but in the meantime theupward growth of the tree will be somewhat checked, and theeffect will be to make the tree dense. The tips of the branchesmay also be headed in with the same effect. The beauty of anevergreen lies in its natural form; therefore, it should not besheared into unusual shapes
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