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make it as complete as possible, coLcise but explicit, and methodically arranged Directions for the Working of a Kitchen Garden, have been added. Throughout the Author has endeavored to confine himself strictly to the matter in hand, making his explanations and directions as concise and plain as the nature of the subject would admit.
If he shall be able to contribute to the awakening of a farther interest in the tasteful ornamentation of their Grounds, in the minds of the Farmers and Country Gentlemen, throughout the Union, the Author's most ardent wishes will be gratified.
Cincinnati, March, 1855.
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PRINCIPLES OP THE ART.
Introductory Remarks—Nature, the Model of the Landscape
Plantation—What is understood by Plantation—Principle and Uses of Planting—The Natural Growth on the Place to be regarded as a leading feature—Single Trees—The Advantages of Grouping in Masses 47
Outlines—Shape and Character of Outlines of Groups—Mr.
Composition—Point of Connection—Effect produced by similar Shapes, Leaves, and Tints of Trees—Harmony— Contrasts 58
Groves—Beauty of a Grove—Its Character—Single Trees— Detached Clumps—Flowering Shrubbery, and Flowers in the Scenery 64
Water — Plantation near the Water-side — Lake — Pond —
On the Choice of a Situation for a House—Repton's Remarks —Convenience—Shade and Shelter—Shape of the Ground —Convex—Concave—Plane—Alterations of the Surface of the Ground 76
Roads and Walks—Use and Destination of a Road—Character and Course—The Approach — Rockwork—Architectural Ornaments 64
Freedom of Views—Exterior and Interior Views—Way to
secure them—Prospect-Tower 90
General Remarks—Sources of Pleasure in Landscape Gardening—Unity and Harmony—Scale and Proportion 94