*Constantia [Murray, Judith Sargent], June 24, 1790, “Description of [[Gray’s Garden|Gray’s Gardens]], Pennsylvania” (''Massachusetts Magazine'' 3: 415)<ref>Constantia[Judith Sargent Murray], “Description of Gray’s Gardens, Pennsylvania,” ''Massachusetts Magazine'', 3 (1790), 413–17, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/IAJKF9C4 view on Zotero].</ref>
:“Now, side long bends the path; then, pursues its winding way; now, in a straight line; then, in a pleasing [[labyrinth]] is lost, until, in every possible direction, it breaketh upon us, amid thick groves of pines, walnuts, chestnuts, mulberries, &c. &c. we seem to ramble, while at the same time, we are surprized [''sic''] by '''borders''' of the richest, and most highly cultivated flowers, in the greatest variety, which even from a royal [[parterre]] we might be led to expect. . . .
*[[C. M. Hovey|Hovey, C. M.]], October 1839, “Some Remarks upon several Gardens and Nurseries in Providence, Burlington, (N.J.) and Baltimore,” describing the residence of Horace Binney, Burlington, NJ (''Magazine of Horticulture'' 5: 363)<ref>C. M. Hovey, “Some Remarks upon Several Gardens and Nurseries, in Providence, Burlington, (N.J.) and Balitmore,” ''The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs'' 5 (1839), 361–76, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/N4I3HBZD view on Zotero].</ref>
:“The [[flower garden]] is nearly a [[square]], and is laid out with one main circular [[walk]], running round the whole, and a '''border''' for flowers on each side; the centre forming a [[lawn]] scattered over with several large fruit trees.”
*[[C. M. Hovey|Hovey, C. M.]], November 1839, “Notices of Gardens and Horticulture, in Salem, Mass.,” describing Elias Hasket Derby House, Salem, MA (''Magazine of Horticulture'' 5: 410–11)<ref>Charles Mason Hovey, “Notices of Gardens and Horticulture, in Salem, Mass.,” ''The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs'', 5 (1839), 401–16, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/25HW5NZ9 view on Zotero].</ref>
:“The garden lies to the south of the mansion, and is, we should judge, nearly a [[square]]. It is laid out with straight [[walk]]s, running at right angles, with flower '''borders''' on each side of the [[alley]]s, and the [[square]]s occupied by fruit trees.”
*[[Chambers, Ephraim]], 1741–43, ''Cyclopaedia'' (2:n.p.)<ref>Ephraim Chambers, ''Cyclopaedia, or An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences . . . '', 5th ed., 2 vols. (London: D. Midwinter et al., 17411741–43), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/PTXK378N view on Zotero].</ref>
:“[[PLAT]]-BAND, in gardening, a '''border''', or [[bed]] of flowers, along a [[wall]], or the side of a [[parterre]]; frequently [[edging|edged]] with box, &c. See [[PARTERRE]], [[EDGING]], ''&c''.”
*[[C. M. Hovey|Hovey, C. M.]], March 1840, “Some Remarks on the Formation of the Margins of Flower Beds on Grass Plots or Lawns” (''Magazine of Horticulture'' 6: 84–85)<ref>C. M. Hovey, “Some Remarks on the Formation of the Margins of Flower Beds on Grass Plots or Lawns,” ''The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs'' 6, no. 3 (March 1840): 84–86, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/keywords_in_early_american_landscape_design/items/itemKey/ETMJJXR6/q/Some%20Remarks%20on%20the%20Formation view on Zotero].</ref>
:“We are glad to learn that our observations have been the means of drawing attention to the subject, and that they have, in some instances, induced amateurs to adopt the style of planting small grass [[plot]]s, and forming upon them circular, or other shaped [[bed]]s, for flowers. . . . the method is, generally, to be much preferred to the old, and almost universally followed system, of forming gravelled [[walk]]s, with board, grass, or box [[edging]]s, and dug '''borders'''.”

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