Image from page 107 of "American homes and gardens" (1905)
Title: American homes and gardens
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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hose trees cast shadow-patterns like blue em-broidery upon fair linen. Even in wintery season the thingsI planted are faithful to the promise they held forth—thatI should find joy in them every day in the year, and so I shallremember all these things against the advent of anotherWinter and make my plans now for planting that shall graceevery season. These are the things that will be passing in seedsmen and ofnurserymen areannually fraught.It is all very wellto peep out ofyour window up-on the snowboundlandscape of thewintry lawn andsay to yourselfSummer is along way off. Itwill be timeenough to bebothering aboutgardens when theCrocus peeps upand the birds re-turn. Now thosewho consider gar-dening a both-er at all might aswell leave garden-ing alone as to goat it with anythought of its be-ing a mere drudg-ery. To suchfood necessitiesmay appeal as theonly impetus toplanting a row ofcorn, a hill of cu-cumbers or a to-mato vine or two.However, that isnot gardening, atleast it is not the
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The Winter landscape is still with us in February, and as we look out through the half-frosted windows we are grateful that the forethought of other seasons led us to plant trees and shrubs whose brown stems now lend warmth to the outdoor surroundings Before it is timefor him to beactually workingin the soil he willhave determinedwhat he can plant,where he shallplant it, what ex-periments he willventure to make,what old mistakeshe may rectify,and he will havehad an opportun-ity to decidewhether or nothis purse will per-mit him to havethe sort of a gar-den his fancypaints for him. Ifnot, he will havebeen able to de-cide just what hecan undertake andwhen buying andplanting timecomes around bewill be able to goabout his garden-making in a sen-sible, happy man-ner, his earlyplanning to be asuccess if the ele-ments are friendly. February, 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 67
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