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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tial oils for the worlds perfume. But France also does an immense traffic in costly cut blooms, which make beautiful all the homes of northern Europe when winters hand has laid the garden flowers aside. In fact, the day when berry and bough were the principal home decorations in winter seems to be gone forever. Eventhe exquisite white lilac is forced to perfection in less thanthree weeks by a marvel of scientific gardening, and thatfrom dried rods that look like worthless brushwood, fit onlyfor the fire. Many people in London and Paris think thatthese masses of exquisite blossoms come from the sunnySouth, where they have blown and thriven in a warm andgenerous soil kissed by the sun of genial Provence. But nothing could be further from the fact. It is theneighborhood of Paris itself, with a winter climate littlebetter than Londons own, that supplies most of the whitelilac used in Europe. And it is beneath the dull cold skiesthat threaten Vitry-sur-Seine and Fontenay-les-Roses that the
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Arranging the Bloomsfor Shipment to the Cities December, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 453
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