The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 2: The Influence of Climates on Gardens

Gardening in relation to climate

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CHAPTER II. Gardening, as affected by different Climates, Habits of Life, and Manners 955. All gardening is relative to climate and purpose. It is obvious that gardening in so far as respects the culture of plants, must differ in different climates, some of which will be found favourable for fruits, others for flowers, for culinary vegetables and for timber trees. Considered as an art of design, and as furnishing agreeable views, and scenes for exercise, or recreation, it will be found to vary, not only with the climate, but with the surface of the country, and the habits and manners of society.