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BEAUTIFUL GARDENS IN AMERICA

BOOKS BY LOUISE SHELTON PUBLISHED BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

BEAUTIFUL GARDENS IN AMERICA. Illustrated. 4to net $5.00 CONTINUOUS BLOOM IN AMERICA. Illustrated. 4to net $2.00 THE SEASONS IN A FLOWER GARDEN. Illustrated. 12mo net $1.00

[Illustration: PLATE I "Mariemont," Newport, R. I. Mrs. Thomas J. Emory After an autochrome photograph by Miss Johnston Mrs. Hewitt ]

BEAUTIFUL GARDENS IN AMERICA

BY LOUISE SHELTON

[Illustration]

SECOND EDITION

NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1916

COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

DEDICATED TO THE PRAISE OF THOSE AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN, OF WHATSOEVER PERIOD, WHO HAVE PLANTED SO BEAUTIFULLY THAT THEIR GARDENS ARE AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS IN ALL GENERATIONS

IN GREEN OLD GARDENS

Here may I live what life I please, Married and buried out of sight, Married to pleasure, and buried to pain, Hidden away amongst scenes like these Under the fans of the chestnut trees: Living my child life over again, With the further hope of a fuller delight, Blithe as the birds and wise as the bees. In green old gardens hidden away From sight of revel, and sound of strife, Here have I leisure to breathe and move, And do my work in a nobler way; To sing my songs, and to say my say; To dream my dreams, and to love my love, To hold my faith and to live my life, Making the most of its shadowy day.

VIOLET FANE.

CONTENTS

PAGE FOREWORD xv CHAPTER I. THE GARDEN AND ITS MEANING 1 II. CLIMATE IN AMERICA 8 III. NEW ENGLAND 13 MAINE 14 NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT 27 MASSACHUSETTS 37 RHODE ISLAND 79 CONNECTICUT 89 IV. NEW YORK 99 LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK 127 V. NEW JERSEY 155 VI. PENNSYLVANIA 187 VII. MARYLAND 205 VIII. VIRGINIA 219 IX. SOUTH CAROLINA 235 X. GEORGIA AND FLORIDA 247 XI. TENNESSEE AND MISSOURI 255 XII. ILLINOIS AND INDIANA 265 XIII. OHIO 277 XIV. MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN 287 XV. NEW MEXICO 299 XVI. CALIFORNIA 303 XVII. OREGON AND WASHINGTON 323 XVIII. ALASKA 337 XIX. VANCOUVER ISLAND 340 A FEW GARDEN GATES 347

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I "MARIEMONT," NEWPORT, R. I. Frontispiece

II } III } "FAIRLAWN," LENOX, MASS. Facing page 42

IV THE AUTHOR'S CHILDHOOD GARDEN 106

V SOUTHAMPTON, L... Continue reading book >>




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