Image from page 157 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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e shape of a Swiss cottage in a suitableposition, or a simple rustic shelter, like the one illustratedin Fig. 76, and bowers of creepers and vines, are in perfectharmony with the nature and use of a garden, but besidesthese, temples in pure Grecian or Roman style may beerected on high bluffs and knolls to serve the same purpose.The rustic pavilion shown in the illustration can be con- 137 38 JBnilDiiiGS ano Enclosures. structed by any experienced carpenter. The material iswhite or red cedar in a natural state, which has beenstripped of bark to make it more durable. The columnssupport a square roof thatched with shingles, and support-ing a lantern in which birds-uests are provided. The sidesare covered with honeysuckle, wistaria, and trumpet-flower,while inside, seats are made all around. The little rockyknoll, with its sparse and scattered vegetation, is in perfectharmony with the building, and sets it off to advantage.This is only a modest example of that class of structures. Jllfe ^
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FIQ. 76.—RUSTIC SHELTER ; EFFICIENT WHEN COVERED WITH CREEPERS AND VINES. A bower may be made entirely by planting trees, hedge-row fashion, in a circle, and allowing the tops to grow together eight or ten feet above the ground. Beech and hornbeam are excellent for this purpose, and will make aclose wall of greenery if properly treated. For the firstfew years they should be cut like a hedge, but as soon asthe wall is perfectly close it may be allowed more freedom.But when it is intended to make a bower of flowering vines,such as the wistaria or trumpet-flower, a screen or trellis-work must be made to support these rambling plants; the Buildings an& Enclosures. »39 blanches should be tied at equal distances from each other,and distributed uniformly over the whole. When the grounds border on a lake or river with facil-ities for bathing and boating, convenient structures will beneeded, but they should never be made out of proportionwith the grounds. These, like all buildings, must
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