Landscape Gardening by Charles H. J. SmithLandscape Gardening by Charles H. J. Smith

Landscape Gardening

byCharles H. J. Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. THE PINETUM. Remarks on Special Collections of Trees -- The Pinetum -- Materials and Arrangement--Enumeration of Species, with Observations on the Groups -- Effects of Climate -- Soil -- Early Cultivation of the Plants -- Planting of the Pinetum -- Pruning of the Trees -- Decorative Treatment of the Pinetum. Many persons, whose limited domains do not permit, or whose scientific zeal does not incite them to plant an arboretum, may yet be induced to form extensive collections of a few particular genera. A botanist, for example, may begin by cultivating a few willows, in order to study their characters at his leisure, and he may add to his stock till it swells out to a magnitude approaching that magnificent Salicetum existing at Woburn Abbey. So a lover of wild roses may extend his attention and predilection to the whole of the species and numerous varieties of that beautiful family; and such has been the origin of many fine rosaries. We should like to see this method of special culture more frequently exemplified. We have observed a long walk in a pleasure-ground, skirted by a row of oaks, exhibiting many diversified seminal varieties, if not distinct species, and the thought occurred that it would be a fine thing to have a broad ride bordered with oaks in the sunny expanse of a wide park, or in the open glades of a sheltered forest. We are assured that a quercetum, an aceretum, and various other analogous collections, might be formed, possessing great value in themselves, and imparting a decided character to a place which, from its limited extent, or other circumstances, might be naturally uninteresting. The pinetum is unquestionably the most important of all the special collections of trees, whether as a member of a general arboretum or as planted b...
Title:Landscape GardeningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217496954

ISBN - 13:9780217496957