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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ght shade of birch,aspen and mountain ash. The trees lean over, here almosthorizontally, there rising on bent and picturesque trunksinto a more upright position. Here a bridge of foliageand flowers has been formed across the stream as a climberhas grown to the utmost limb of a leaning tree, and twin-ing its stem among the trees on the other side, forms gar-land after garland. If you want to study the loveliest 24 ©n tbc Stubs of IRatural Scenery. scenery of nature, here it is, in these sequestered valleysamong the mountains, with rocks, water, and vegetationwoven into a harmonious whole. But the river cannot stay ; an irresistible force is draw-ing it along; it grows larger and larger, forms mighty cata-racts, and at last reaches the deep valleys and plains butlittle above the sea. Now it flows slowly and majestically,a picture of strength and peace, winding in and out in ahundred ways, rounding a low promontory, bending alonga steep bank, watering fertile meadows and islands rich in
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FIG. 5.-LOWLAND RIVER ; MEADOW AND WOODS. vegetable and animal life. It is difficult to decide whichis the more beautiful, the little purling stream with itsgrassy and stony bed, or the mighty river on the shores ofwhich groves and meadows mingle together; the cascadeof the rivulet near its source, or the irresistible cataractthrowing itself with a deafening roar into the deep ; themountain spring or the lake in the valley, for each is beau-tiful in its own way. The vegetation of the riverside is generally exception-ally beautiful and interesting, perhaps because there the On the stuov? of natural Scenerg. 25 conditions of growth and development are so generous. On the river sh< ire tlie iris—the Flor de Luce of old—isfound in its highest beauty. Here the vermilion cardinal-flower luxuriates among the grass; forget-me-nots, butter-cups and ox-eye daisies grow in harmony among meadow-sweets and other familiar flowers; many forms of marshplants are generally found in moist places
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