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GARDEN ORNAMENTS

[Illustration: TALL POPLARS LEND DIGNITY TO A GARDEN SETTING]

GARDEN ORNAMENTS

BY MARY H. NORTHEND

ILLUSTRATED

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NEW YORK DUFFIELD & COMPANY 1916

Copyright, 1916, by DUFFIELD & CO.

I Dedicate This Garden Book to My Friend EKIN WALLICK

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE FOREWORD I. THE GARDEN PATH AND BORDER 3 II. THE PERGOLA AND ARCH 21 III. THE TEA HOUSE IN THE GARDEN 37 IV. THE GARDEN STEPS 53 V. ENTRANCES 71 VI. BIRD BATHS 89 VII. GARDEN SEATS 107 VIII. GARDEN POOLS 125 IX. THE SUN DIAL IN THE GARDEN 143 X. THE FOUNTAIN 163

ILLUSTRATIONS

TALL POPLARS LEND DIGNITY TO A GARDEN SETTING Frontispiece LET GUTTERS OF COBBLESTONES LINE YOUR PATH Facing p. 3 A SUCCESSFUL GRASS PATH 6 A BRICK PAVED PATH FLANKED BY MANY HUED IRIS 12 THE SUNLIGHT SIFTS THROUGH THE SHELTERING VINES OF THE PERGOLA 21 BUILD YOUR PERGOLA WITH COBBLESTONE SUPPORTS AND RUSTIC TOP 24 THE MOSS GROWS BETWEEN THE STONE WALK 28 A TEA HOUSE 37 STEPPING STONES IN A GRASS PATH 42 LILY PONDS IN A FORMAL GARDEN 46 STONE STEPS ATTRACTIVELY PLANNED 53 A FOUNTAIN THAT SERVES AS A BACKGROUND FOR A LILY POND 58 MARBLE STEPS LEADING TO THE WATER IN A FORMAL GARDEN 64 AN OLD FASHIONED GARDEN IS OFTEN ENTERED UNDER AN ARCH OF LATTICEWORK 71 A FINE DECORATIVE IRON GATEWAY 76 A SUCCESSFUL ENTRANCE TO A FORMAL GARDEN 82 THE CENTRAL FEATURE OF THE GARDEN MAY BE A BIRD BATH 89 A WELL PLACED BIRD BATH 94 AN ORNAMENT DELIGHTFULLY USED TO MARK THE OPENING OF PATHS THROUGH WOODS 98 A FORMAL GARDEN SEAT 107 A SIMPLE AND ATTRACTIVE GARDEN SEAT 112 STATELY LILIES ADD CHARM AND DIGNITY TO A GRAVELLED WALK 118 A POND LILY POOL OF A VERY ATTRACTIVE SHAPE 125 A LILY POND THAT FILLS CHARMINGLY A CORNER OF A GARDEN 130 THERE IS AN EVER CHANGING BEAUTY TO A GARDEN WHOSE PATHS ARE BROKEN HERE AND THERE BY POOLS 136 GRASSY PATHS LEAD PLEASANTLY TO THE SUN DIAL 143 THE SUN DIAL IS A FEATURE IN ITSELF 148 AN OLD WELL USED EFFECTIVELY AS A DECORATIVE FEATURE 154 NARCISSUS STANDS IN THE HEART OF THE FOUNTAIN 163 A ROMAN FOUNTAIN PLACED AGAINST A VERY APPROPRIATE BACKGROUND 166 AN ARTISTIC FOUNTAIN PARTICULARLY WELL PLACED 170 THIS WALL FOUNTAIN WITH ITS SHELL BACKGROUND AND BASIN IS MOST FITTINGLY PLACED 174

FOREWORD

Doubtless we have all realized the allurement of the garden, as we walk between the beds, drinking in the sweet perfume of the many flowers, or as we watch the birds perched on the branches or lazily swinging on the flowers, twittering to their mates as they sip the nectar or prune their plumage, after bathing in the sparkling water of the pool... Continue reading book >>




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