The art of beautifying suburban home grounds of small extentWith descriptions of the beautiful and hardy trees and shrubs grown in the United States . ar the Street, on an In-Lot sixtyfeet wide, and of considerable depth. We have here an inside lot of sixty feet front, occupied to thedepth of one hundred and thirty feet by the house, the walks andthe ground embellishments. The kitchen-garden is back of thegrape trellis, which should be of an ornamental character. Thehouse is stretched out to correspond with the form of the lot, whichis supposed to have no desirable ground connections with the

The art of beautifying suburban home grounds of small extentWith descriptions of the beautiful and hardy trees and shrubs grown in the United States . ar the Street, on an In-Lot sixtyfeet wide, and of considerable depth. We have here an inside lot of sixty feet front, occupied to thedepth of one hundred and thirty feet by the house, the walks andthe ground embellishments. The kitchen-garden is back of thegrape trellis, which should be of an ornamental character. Thehouse is stretched out to correspond with the form of the lot, whichis supposed to have no desirable ground connections with the Stock Photo
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The art of beautifying suburban home grounds of small extentWith descriptions of the beautiful and hardy trees and shrubs grown in the United States . ar the Street, on an In-Lot sixtyfeet wide, and of considerable depth. We have here an inside lot of sixty feet front, occupied to thedepth of one hundred and thirty feet by the house, the walks andthe ground embellishments. The kitchen-garden is back of thegrape trellis, which should be of an ornamental character. Thehouse is stretched out to correspond with the form of the lot, whichis supposed to have no desirable ground connections with the adjoin-ing lots, yet not so disagreeably surrounded as to make it neces-sary to shut out by trees and shrubs the out-look over the fencesfrom the side-windows of the bay. The style of planting hereshown is such as would suit only a person or family of decidedtaste for flowers, and the choicest selections of small shrubs. Inthe rear left-hand corner is room enough for two cherry trees, under which the lawn forms a sufficient dr)ing-yard, and a con-venient currant-border utilizes a space next the fence. Besides KiUliai (iavdm 1M;.|<M1 4 X ? ^. AND GROUNDS. 159 the cherries, no large trees are to be planted except hemlocks(marked H), which are gracefully shrubby in their early growth, and can be so easily kept within proper bounds by pruning, thatthey are introduced to form an evergreen flanking for the rear ofthe house, and back-ground for the narrow strips of lawn on eitherside of it. In time they will overarch the walk, and under theirdark shadows the glimpse of the bit of lawn beyond, with its brightflowers, will be brought into pretty relief Our engraver has beensomewhat unfortunate in the extreme rigidity of outline given to allthe trees and shrubs shown, on this plan, yet precision and formal-ity are peculiarities which the narrow limits of the lot rendernecessary, and the completeness with which this specialty iscarried out will constitute its merit. Nearly all the shrub a

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