Image from page 238 of "Lawns and gardens. How to plant and beautify the home lot, the pleasure ground and garden" (1897)
Authors: Jönsson-Rose, Nils
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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woodsamong the common trees, in very ordinary soil, especiallyin sandy loam covered with a layer of decayed leaves.Many grow in swamps in several inches of water, duringthe better part of spring and all rainy seasons. A shal-low layer of sandy loam mixed with leaf-mould on claysubsoil, in situations where the ground can be submergedin water for weeks together, are the most natural con-ditions for these. Others will grow anywhere in rich Ornamental Sbrubs. 219 open soil and may be used as an undergrowth in thicketsand shrubberies. Suggestions as to the proper employment of all the different kinds will be found in the descriptions. THE CROWFOOT FAMILY. Yellow Root, Xanthorrhiza apiifolia.—A low, spreadingbush with deeply cut, pinnate leaves and drooping racemesof dull, purplish flowers. It is grown on account of its veryornamental foliage ; and useful for coveriug banks and inshady places in rockeries. Prefers a rich, not necessarilydamp soil, and grows to a height of one or two feet.
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FIG. 10S.—TREE PEONY P/E0NI4 MOUTANV Tree Peony, PcBonia Mmiicm.—An exceptionally fineplant of an almost globular habit, beautiful, irregular, pin- 220 ©rnamental Sbrubs. natifid leaves of a glaucous color, and with single ordouble flowers, six or more inches across, white, flesh-col-ored and different shades of rose, purple, or crimson. Aboutthree feet high. Suitable for small groups or as singlespecimen plants on the lawn. Prefers a well-drained sandyloam. THE BARBERRY FAMILY. Barberry, Berleris nilgaris.—A spiny, erect-growingshrub, four or five feet high, with small obovateoblongleaves and axillary clusters of yellow flowers followed bybright scarlet fruit. It is sometimes used as a hedge plant,but more commonly in mixed shrubberies. The speciesknown as B. Darwiniis a broad, spreading bush with veryspiny branches and scarlet fruit in winter. A similar andequally useful kind is B. Thunbergii. Both are fine inrockeries. Mahonia, Berleris aquifolia.—One of the few evergreens
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