Landscape gardening as applied to home decoration by Samuel Taylor Maynard

Landscape gardening as applied to home decoration

bySamuel Taylor Maynard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...oaks and one of the most common. It is rather slow in growth and wherever large trees are found, whether by the roadside or in the field, they should be preserved and the most be made of their picturesque grandeur. Red Oak (Q. rubra).--See Street-or Avenue-trees. Swamp White Oak (Q. bicolor).--Somewhat similar in appearance to the last, but rather more upright in growth and with a heavier foliage. It succeeds best in a moist soil. Pin-ou Swamp-oak (Q. palustris), Fig. 83.--This beautiful oak is only of medium size and takes the most regular pyramidal form; the leaves are deeply lobed, dark green in color, changing to a beautiful scarlet-crimson in autumn. Its acorns are small, set in a very shallow cup, and the branches stand out nearly at right angles with the trunk or with age assume a drooping form. It is a tree that should be more planted than it is. Scarlet Oak (Q. tinctoria, var. coccinea).--This tree resembles the red oak (see Avenue-trees) somewhat in outline, but with a much more deeply lobed leaf and an acorn of medium size nearly half immersed in the cup. It is an upland oak and takes on a beautiful scarlet color in autumn. English Oak (Q. robur).--This oak is medium to large in size, with rather small leaves like our native white oak, but more graceful and compact in outline. It takes a greater variety of forms than any other species, varying from the most close and upright pyramidal form to the low-spreading or weeping tree, and in foliage from the darkest green through the lighter shades of green to golden yellow and to the rich purple shades of the copper beech. In form of the leaves it varies from those with broad, almost unbroken outline to the deeply cut, almost fern-like leaves. These peculiar and marked forms, however, must be propa Fig....

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Title:Landscape gardening as applied to home decorationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217496970

ISBN - 13:9780217496971

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