The author has for some time felt that there was needed in the landscape field, especially by the amateur gardener, a book of this type. He has believed that such a book would be of value to everyone who is inrerested in the important work of landscape pIantings, not only to the amateur but to the expert gardener and to the property owner who has made an exhaustive study of plant uses and plant adaptations. One of the reasons for the publication of these planting lists for different purposes is that it provides a permanent ...
The author has for some time felt that there was needed in the landscape field, especially by the amateur gardener, a book of this type. He has believed that such a book would be of value to everyone who is inrerested in the important work of landscape pIantings, not only to the amateur but to the expert gardener and to the property owner who has made an exhaustive study of plant uses and plant adaptations. One of the reasons for the publication of these planting lists for different purposes is that it provides a permanent record for future reference. There is no good reason why a landscape architect thoroughly familiar, as a result of years of experience, study, and observation, with the use of plants should devote his time and thought to the compilation of lists of plants for different purposes, such as wild gardens, spring gardens, rock gardens, and bog gardens in connection with some specific problem only to have eachlist of material cease to exist for the use of others, as soon as the work in question is completed. Plant lists compiled by capable landscape architects are too frequently used only for one problem, thus requiring the next man who starts to work upon a similar problem to begin his study, not where the other man left off, but at the same point wherc the other man began, dupIicating work and wasting much time and energy. It is not meant to imply that all ornamental plants can be confined within definite standardized lists from which those who attempt to select plants for a specific purpose must choose. It is the authors sincere feeling that lists of plants compiled as the result of the different studies and investigations continually being made, in connection with the landscape problems of many clients, may be accepted as a starting point or a reference beyond which a planter is at full liberty to go when he wishes to use species and varieties which are unusual and rare, or whenever the conditions of his specific problem require it. The responsibility for the original idea conceived as a basis for the deveIopment of this book may be traced to the authors experience in classroom work and in teaching. In this field of work, from a pedavgogical standpoint, he has felt the need of a systematic classification, based upon the association of ideas which would aid in remembering and grouping plants. Through learning to know plants by their group associations a comprehensive knowledge of them may be gathered and retained with little effort. One of the easiest ways of memorizing is through the association of ideas. This is the fundamental principle upon which the information in tle various groups is based. The same condition has been found in office work. Men with the greatest range of knowledge covering the identification of plants and the botanical classification of plants have found a smaller book of this kind indispensable as a ready reminder of the possibilities of plant uses, when working out planting designs. The first abridged edition of this book was published in 1916, primarily for the use of the author and a few of his friends in professional work. It was largely local in character...
Good. No dust jacket. Original edition-not a modern reprint. Bound in black cloth, xxviii and 440 pages, b/w and colored plates, tiny spot of white paint on spine, top of rear hinge cracked, title page foxed, other pages clean, tall octavo
Good. No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Large (440pp. ) compendium of gardening. With 50 full-page b&w photograps, 9 color plates, and 4 charts. Extensive plant lists, indicating climate zone, compatability, and poisonous nature. Book interior is clean and tight, without marks. Dark green cloth outer boards are rubbed and shelf-worn at corners and panels, with cloth separation-bubble on rear panel.
Near Fine. No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Dark blue buckram, illus. in blind on front cover, spine panel lettered in gilt. Very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued, though lacking dust jacket. Short note in pencil on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. Firm binding, clean interior. xxviii, 440 pp., illus. w/ 63 plates, some color. A lovely copy.
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