The Garden Guide

Book: Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1803
Chapter: Chapter IV. Of Planting for immediate and for future Effect

John Evelyn's Sylva

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THE following observations on planting are not intended to pursue the minute detail so copiously and scientifically described in EVELYN'S Sylva, and so frequently quoted, or rather repeated from him, in modern publications; I shall merely consider it as a relative subject: and being one or the chief ornaments in landscape gardening when skilfully appropriated, I shall divide it into two distinct heads: the first including those single trees or groups which may be planted of a larger size to produce present effect; the second comprehending those masses of plantations destined to become woods or groves for future generations.