Title: The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Authors: American Florists Company
Subjects: Floriculture Florists
Publisher: Chicago : American Florist Company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
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with the idea of getting good re-sults at a minimum of expense. Thetransplanting has been very successful;even the large apple trees which skirtthe large parade ground have takenhold, and the other large trees whichborder the main avenues are all doingwell. The plan of using one kind oftree and one variety of shrub along eachhighway is a good one, producing asymmetrical and pleasing effect. For in-stance, Commonwealth avenue, the prin-cipal thoroughfare, about three.-fourthsof a mile long, is bordered with moun-tain laurel; on another the wax myrtleis used; on another the wild rose of thelocality is used, and is at present beauti-ful with its wealth of bright fruit; onanother street is the red bay, PerseaCarolinensis; on yet another are beauti-ful rows of white dogwood of uniformsize, about 10 feet high and full of flo.w-er buds. All the planting along these avenueswill be of permanent value, as they willeventually be streets of the city of Nor-folk, which is growing very fast, and is
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LANDSCAPE GARDENING AT JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION.Walk in the grounds. destined, owing to its shipping and otherfacilities, to become a great city in thenear future. Under these trees and larg-er shrubs are carpets of periwinkle,strawberries and other trailing plants,the prettiest being the periwinkle. Alongthe trails through the woods Mr. Man-ning is now sowing forget-me-not andother suitable dwarf flowering plants,which are just the things to make theselovers lanes as sweet and seductive asmay be. In spring the borders of theavenues in the open will be sown withall the best annuals, petunias, zinnias,celosias (these do particularly well inthis vicinity), Phlox Drummondi, etc.,using only one kind in each avenue, mak-ing in some cases nearly a mile of uni-form color line. Mr. Manning has al-ready thousands of loads of good com-post, turf and manure prepared for theflower beds, which I think is the best ofthe many good things he has done. The formal flower beds, which havealready been laid o
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