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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ime topaint the remodeled build-ing, ivory-white was decidedon for the outside. Justenough yellow was mixedwith the white to give it anivory tone. With a housepainted white, green blindsThe fresh patches of shingleswere stained to match the old weather-beaten in the roof shingles, by the use of bleaching oil. The cornices were ivory-white. A small storehouse was built at the rear of the gardenfor the accommodation of tools and other accessories. As the soil was practically virgin, little difficulty wasexperienced in soon producing a luxuriant growth of vinesand blossoms. The former were trained up the sides ofthe house, over the door posts and by the windows. A fewvines set out in the window-boxes outside the dormer win-dows vied with Petunias, Nasturtiums and Hydrangeas, thelast with their showy blossoms and the brilliant coloredAsters giving a transforming touch to the lawn. This cost in money was twelve hundred dollars, but inhealth and happiness has made returns many fold greater.
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A corner of the hardy border close to the house 282 AMERICAN HOME
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