The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Xx. Concerning Contrasts.

Plant textures: silk, velvet, satin, rough, smooth

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Thirdly. The contrast in texture; some plants and flowers appearing as if composed of silk; others, of cloth or velvet; some smooth as satin; others, harsh, rough, and prickly.