The planter's guide; or, A practical essay on the best method of giving immediate effect to wood, by the removal of large trees and underwood

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Página 401 - With mazy error under pendent shades Ran Nectar, visiting each plant, and fed Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice art In beds and curious knots, but nature boon Pour'd forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain...
Página 400 - But rather to tell how, if Art could tell, How from that sapphire fount the crisped brooks Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold, With mazy error under pendant shades...
Página 408 - ... with obelisks placed between every two. There wants nothing but the embroidery of a parterre, to make a garden in the reign of Trajan serve for a description of one in that of King William.
Página 174 - ... they are likewise efficacious in producing the proper distribution of the animal or vegetable matter : when equally mixed with it, they prevent it from decomposing too rapidly ; and by their means the soluble parts are supplied in proper proportions.
Página 182 - Ammonia is formed by the union of the hydrogen of the water with the nitrogen of the atmosphere ; and nitre, by the union of oxygen and nitrogen ; the oxygen may also unite with the carbon contained in the soil, and form carbonic acid gas, and carburetted hydrogen. Heat is given out during these processes, and " hence,
Página 129 - This is exemplified in the beech and sycamore, and still more in the ash, of which the fibrous roots sometimes amount to millions. Such soils accordingly furnish the best rooting ground, and are always favourites with the planter. To fit trees for removal to situations of great exposure, the roots may by artificial methods, be multiplied to a degree far beyond what can be accomplished by unassisted nature; and thus by art discreetly employed, the business of vegetation, that is, the circulation of...
Página 404 - The editor of this paper, is authorized to offer (and pledges himself for the performance) a gold medal with a suitable inscription, value one hundred dollars, or a piece of plate of equal value, for the best essay (its merits to be decided on by competent and impartial judges,) on the inadequacy of the wages generally paid to seamstresses, spoolers, spinners, shoebinders, Sec.
Página 18 - The fore-ground trees, the best that could be procured, placed on the eastern bank, above the water, broke it into parts with their spreading branches, and formed combinations which were extremely pleasing. The copse or underwood, which covers an island in the lake, and two promontories, as also an adjoining bank that terminates the distance, was seen coming down nearly to the water's edge. What was the most important of all, both trees and underwood had obtained a full and deepcoloured leaf, and...
Página 355 - I. The soil being light sand, the grove trees chiefly employed to form this plantation are beech, sycamore, birch, and a few limes. The copse or underwood consists of oak, mossy-cup oak, beech, chestnut, birch, Norway maple, holly, hazel, mountain-ash, and birds-cherry common and Canadian. Of the grove-wood it is a singular circumstance, that not a tree failed last season, notwithstanding the endurance, as well as severity of the drought, during a summer truly tropical. Some of the bushes, however,...
Página 418 - Pedestals, as for placing statues, wer*e ranged in different parts of the grounds, particularly along the broad walk, leading from the Palace to the Amphitheatre. On these pedestals, on extraordinary occasions, selected living figures, male and female, dressed in character, were placed, and taught to maintain certain...

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