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  • enjoyed in gardens laid out in even surfaces, and in right lines. His dwelling and French saloon are in accordance with the surrounding rural aspect. In his
    72 KB (9,817 words) - 09:55, 23 July 2020
  • be lost in the woods, but saw in the distance an antique building, to which our path led us. It is built of large stones, very low and singular in its form
    21 KB (2,794 words) - 19:50, 28 January 2020
  • afford in great Gardens, where you can scarce ever have too many, there is such need of them in walking, look very well also in a Garden, when set in certain
    82 KB (11,228 words) - 11:37, 23 July 2020
  • Burgis’s [A prospect of the colleges in Cambridge in New England] in New England (1743) [Fig. 1] or “Prospect of Bethabara” in Salem, North Carolina (c. 1759)
    56 KB (7,774 words) - 10:08, 23 July 2020
  • true beauty of an outline consists more in breaks than in sweeps; rather in angles than in rounds; in variety, not in succession. . . . “A few large parts
    57 KB (8,315 words) - 11:59, 23 July 2020
  • explicit descriptive language in related accounts. William Faux’s 1819 description of Nathaniel Russell’s garden in Charleston, in which he simply notes bowers
    29 KB (3,841 words) - 10:53, 23 July 2020
  • or from saplings. In some cases, as at Economy, Pennsylvania, roughly hewn stone was used in the construction of a rustic hermitage. In his extensive description
    37 KB (5,116 words) - 11:08, 21 May 2020
  • fish-pond near the spring-house, to this bason in the Garden is a fall of 15 feet, and in order to have a fountain in the Bason he put log-pipes under ground
    23 KB (3,206 words) - 14:21, 29 January 2020
  • reworked in wood in the American context. Wooden posts were used in place of piers, wooden members in place of stone fenestration, and baseboards in place
    71 KB (10,491 words) - 10:23, 23 July 2020
  • fenced than any other in [the] vicinity” (view text). With some pride, a writer in the Horticultural Register in 1836 found Maine wanting in comparison to Massachusetts
    101 KB (14,137 words) - 08:32, 23 July 2020
  • attend to groves in regular lines. “Groves in gardens are both ornamental and useful. They shade the walks in the borders; so that we may walk in gardens with
    78 KB (11,393 words) - 08:48, 23 July 2020
  • placing them in succession, not in clusters; and a clump of such trees is therefore more agreable when it is extended rather in length than in breadth. .
    56 KB (8,041 words) - 10:54, 23 July 2020
  • their delight and in fact the heat is too great in these latitudes to allow of such English tastes to exist in the same degree at least as in the mother country
    57 KB (7,878 words) - 11:16, 23 July 2020
  • country-houses in the neighborhood are elegant, and some of the gardens belonging to them laid out in the English, others in the French style. In the latter
    88 KB (12,517 words) - 11:09, 23 July 2020
  • exhibited in small gardens either in ponds or basins, of regular geometrical or architectural forms; or in ponds or small lakes of irregular forms in imitation
    28 KB (3,632 words) - 10:28, 23 July 2020
  • example, plants were planted in free soil and in “beds and borders” in a conservatory, whereas in a greenhouse, plants were kept in pots or tubs (view text)
    118 KB (17,356 words) - 15:12, 21 July 2020
  • sorts in the garden: it is principally in small patches in the borders or beds, or separately in pots; to remain where sown for flowering. Observe, in placing
    123 KB (18,606 words) - 08:38, 23 July 2020
  • garden, which became popular in England under the reign of William and Mary and in America in the early colonial period in both Dutch and English settlements
    19 KB (2,642 words) - 15:58, 7 May 2020
  • were included in the popular public gardens, such as Gray’s Tavern in Philadelphia, and Berkeley Springs in Virginia (later West Virginia). In 1762 Hannah
    35 KB (4,334 words) - 09:23, 23 July 2020
  • arranged in the open air on the south of the garden. Here were most of the trees and fruits that grow in the hottest climates. Oranges, lemons, etc., in every
    45 KB (6,550 words) - 14:37, 22 July 2020

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