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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pecially along the roadwayor the rear portions of the lawn or garden. Then there are certain of the hardy peren-nials which make admirable summer hedgeswhen properly trained and supported, as wit-ness the paeonies, which in well establishedclumps supported by stout wire guards makea compact and lovely hedge when loaded withtheir wealth of magnificent flowers. ClematisDavidiana is also a desirable plant for thepurpose when well developed, and gives largequantities of fine violet flowers throughout thesummer. Physostegia alba and rosea are fine when inbloom, being sturdy erect growing plants, hold-ing aloft their sprays of white and pink flowerswhich much resemble a gigantic heather. Theyare hardy perennials of the easiest culture, andonce established need little care beyond an oc-casional watering and annual mulching withmanure in the fall. The sweetpea shrub isbeautiful with showers of pink and whiteflowers, and the various spireas are always tobe depended upon in the matter of bloom.
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Home Economics. By Maria Parloa. Newand enlarged edition. New York: TheCentury Co. Pp. 12+416. Price, $1.50. Miss Parloas book on Home Economicshas long been favorably known, and the pres-ent enlarged edition must find many new read-ers who will appreciate its usefulness andavailability. The book aims to tell the womanthe chief facts she should know about the situa-tion and structure of her home, how it shouldbe furnished, what the daily routine of house-hold work consists of, together with some de-tailed information on the more importantparts of household labor, such as laundrywork, care of lighting apparatus, fuels andfires, table service, marketing, carving meats,hints on woodwork and polished floors, treat-ment of wood finishes, the use of oils andstains, a brief chapter on foods, and a lengthymiscellaneous chapter offering all sorts ofhousehold suggestions, each one of which iscalculated to meet some particular want, andnot one of which is without practical value. The whole subje
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