The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 11. Garden Vegetation

Planting in landscape scenery

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The above observations regarding the choice of trees and plants appear chiefly to refer to the areas immediately around a residence. In the background of a large landscape garden, flowering trees and shrubs are sparingly scattered between the evergreens, by which means they are set off to better advantage when in bloom, and cause no perceptible bareness between seasons. The judicious use, in this manner, of the Camellia, Plum, Cherry, Peach, Magnolia, Wistaria, Azalea, Hydrangea, Daphne, Kerria, and Lespedeza, add to the vivid and ever-constant verdure of the Japanese garden a successively varying increment of gay colouring.