Title: An encyclopædia of gardening;
Year: 1826 (1820s)
Authors: Loudon, J. C. (John Claudius), 1783-1843
Publisher: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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there is hardly any limit to the extent to which this sort of light roof might be carried;several acres, even a whole country residence, where the extent was moderate, might becovered in this way, by the use of hollow cast-iron columns as props, which might servealso as conduits for the water which fell on the roof. Internal show^ers might be producedin Loddiges manner; or the roof might be of the polyprosopic kind, and opened atpleasure to admit the natural rain. Any required temperature might be kept up by theuse of concealed tubes of steam, and regulated by the apparatus of Kewley. Ventilationalso would be effected by the same machine. The plan of such a roof miglit either beflat ridges running north and south (fg. 577, a), or octagonal or hexagonal cones (b), with Book 11. ORNAMENTAL HOT-HOUSES. 8-17
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a supporting columnat each angle, raisedto the height of ahundred or a hun-dred and fifty feetfrom the ground, toadiTiit of the tallestoriental trees, and theundisturbed flight ofappropriate birds a-raong their branches.A variety of orientalbirds, and monkeys,and other animals,might be introduc-ed ; and in ponds, a stream made to run by machinery, and also in salt lakes, fishes, polypi, corals, and other pro-ductions of fresh or sea water might be cultivated or kept. The great majority of readers■will no doubt consider these ideas as sufficiently extravagant; but there is no limit to humanimprovement, and few things afford a greater proof of it than the comforts and luxuries manreceives from the use of glass — a material, as Cuvier observes (Magazi/i Ejicyloj^edique,1816 , manufactured from seemingly tlie most useless debris of our globe, and an insig-nificant plant (salicornea) found on sea-shores. In northern countries civilised man couldnot exist v.-ithout glass : and if coal i
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