The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section III. On Wood.

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The beauty of Trees in Rural Embellishments. Pleasure resulting from their cultivation. Plantations in the Ancient Style; their formality. In the Modem Style; grouping trees. Arrangement and grouping in the Graceful school; in the Picturesque school. Illustrations in planting villa, ferme ornee, and cottage grounds. General classification of trees as to forms, with leading characteristics of each class. "He gains all points, who pleasingly confounds, Surprises, varies, and conceals the bounds. Calls in the country, catches opening glades, Joins willing woods, and varies shades from shades; Now breaks, or now directs the intending lines; Paints as you plant, and, as you work, designs." POPE.