Title: Manual of gardening; a practical guide to the making of home grounds and the growing of flowers, fruits, and vegetables for home use
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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rs for variety). About these clumps one may plant bulbs of glowing tulipsor dainty snowdrops and lilies-of-the-valley; and these may befollowed with pansies and phlox and other simple folk. Verysoon one finds himself deeply interested in these randomand detached pictures, and almost before he is aware he findsthat he has rounded off the corners of the house, made snug littlearbors of wild grapes and clematis, covered the rear fence andthe outhouse with actinidia and bitter-sweet, and has thrownin dashes of color with hollyhocks, cannas, and lilies, and hastied the foundations of the buildings to the greensward by low THE GENERAL PLAN OR THEORY OF THE PLACE 57 strands of vines or deft bits of planting,feel that flowers are most expressive ofwhen they are dain-tily dropped in hereand there against abackground of foli-age, or else made aside-piece in theplace. There is nolimit to the adapta-tions; Figs. 51 to58 suggest some ofthe backyard possi-bilities. He soon comes tothe best emotions
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A backyard cabin. Presently he rebels at the bold, harsh, and impudent de-signs of some of the gardeners,and grows into a resourcefullove of plant forms and verdure.He may still like the weepingand cut-leaved and party-coloredtrees of the horticulturist, but he sees that their best effectsare to be had when they areplanted sparingly, as borders orpromontories of the structuralmasses. The best planting, as the bestpainting and the best music, ispossible only with the best andtenderest feeling and the closestliving with nature. Ones placegrows to be a reflection of him-self, changing as he changes, and expressing his life and sym-pathies to the last.
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