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

Planting on hills

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In recommending that the hills should be planted, I do not mean that the summits should be covered by a patch or clump; the woods of the valleys should, on the contrary, seem to climb the hills by such connecting lines as may neither appear meagre nor artificial, but, following the natural shapes of the ground, produce an apparent continuity of wood falling down the hills in various directions. ---------- "Rich the robe, And ample let it flow, that Nature wears On her thron'd eminence! where'er she takes Her horizontal march, pursue her step With sweeping train of forest; hill to hill Unite, with prodigality of shade." MASON.