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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rtaining.Then there is lovely Veronica in royal purple, and MadameZinnia, with more colors in her attractive raiment than everfuturists have dreamed ofmixing on their palettes. BUT one must not forgetthe Vegetables! Beansand things may appear pro-saic and poets may haveneglected them in conse-quence, but the delight to bederived from a well-plantedvegetable garden that hasthriven and has become lux-uriantly productive is notalone a mundane one. It isnot because this is a turnipor that is a beet that onesheart gives a little bound onbeholding these things grow-ing in his garden; it is be-cause they remind him thatvegetable-growing dependsupon more than dropping achance seed in a hole in theground, that the successfulvegetable garden is only pos-sible through the carefulattention one gives to it andhis interest in it. HE various small fruitbushes should be ex-amined this month. Oldcanes should be cut from theberry bushes. The coldframes which have been keptin order should now be ready T
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An attractive treatment of a garden wall illustrated by reproduction from photographs of variousEvergreens, singly and in their relation to the lawn-land-scape. Therefore the garden maker should begin to askhimself whether or not his plot of ground, whatever sizeit may be, would become more interesting and attractive by the planting of one or moreEvergreens. There is, ofcourse, quite as often, a ten-dency to overplant as thereis to under-plant, althoughour garden makers are over-coming this fault more andmore, and are now appre-ciative of the fact that alawn should not be chokedwith shrubs, even though theindividual specimens arevery beautiful in themselves,but should be adorned withdiscrimination and judgmentby placing a shrub just whereit is needed and only whereit is needed to produce asperfect an effect as possible.We are also getting awayfrom the lonesome pineeffects in Evergreen planting,and are now well versed inthe more cheerful arrange-ments followed by the mod-ern landscape
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