Garden Ornaments

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,544 / 99 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.3
LoC Category: SB
Downloads: 362
Added to site: 2011.06.12
mnybks.net#: 30141
Genre: Non-fiction
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e neighboring woods to blossom in their cultivated garden. Why not give them a home by themselves in a rough rockery? This can easily be built from stones found on the estate. Here we deviate from the stilted idea of paths and introduce stone steps. These should be large and rough enough to fit in with our plan. Hardy ferns should be planted on either side and rock plants between the steps. You will then see the wisdom of creating a path like this which is in sympathy with the general idea of the garden.

[Illustration: A BRICK-PAVED PATH FLANKED BY MANY-HUED IRIS]

Landscape gardeners are at the present day endeavoring to work out results that are in harmony with any period that they are called upon to reproduce. Occasionally they come upon a subject that is very difficult to treat, such as the concrete walk. This is an absolute necessity in some locations. Yet, when finished, it presents a bare appearance and demands special treatment. Very successful results are produced by bright borders of fl

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