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The Garden, You, And I | by Barbara



This book is for those who in treading the garden path have no thought of material gain; rather must they give, - from the pocket as they may, - from the brain much, - and from the heart all, - if they would drink in full measure this pure joy of living.

TitleThe Garden, You, And I
AuthorBarbara
PublisherThe Macmillan Company
Year1906
Copyright1906, The Macmillan Company
AmazonThe Garden You and I
The Garden, You, And I

By The Author Of "The Garden Of A Commuter's Wife," "People Of The Whirlpool", "At The Sign Of The Fox," Etc.

Dedicated To J. L. G. I. M. T. And A. B. P.

The Literary Gardeners Of Redding

A seaside Garden.

A seaside Garden.

Greeting

"Allons! the road is before us! It is safe - I have tried it - my own feet have tried it well - be not detained."

- Walt Whitman.

-I. The Ways Of The Wind
Out of the veins of the world comes the blood of me; The heart that beats in my side is the heart of the sea; The hills have known me of old, and they do not forget; Long ago was I friends with the w...
-II. The Book Of The Garden, You, And I
April 30. Gray dawn, into which father and Evan vanished with their fishing rods; then sunrise, curtained by a slant of rain, during which the birds sang on with undamped ardour, a catbird making his ...
-The Book Of The Garden, You, And I. Part 2
Into the road they plunged, and after several hairbreadth lurches, for the cut is deep and in places the rocks parallel with the roadway, the turnpike was visible; then a sudden jolt, a sort of groan ...
-The Book Of The Garden, You, And I. Part 3
When Mr. Vandeveer recovered himself, he began profuse apologies. Would send the glazier down immediately - so sorry to spoil such lovely young onions and spinach! What! not early vegetables, ...
-The Book Of The Garden, You, And I. Part 4
We expect to have a variety of experiences this season, and frequent meetings both actual and by pen, for Lavinia, in combination with Horace and Sylvia Bradford, last year built a tiny shore cottage,...
-III. Concerning Hardy Plants The Seed Bed For Hardy Flowers
When the Cortrights first came to Oaklands, expecting to remain here but a few months each summer, their garden consisted of some borders of old-fashioned, hardy flowers, back of the house. These boun...
-Concerning Hardy Plants The Seed Bed For Hardy Flowers. Part 2
Thus it comes about, with the most successful of hardy mixed borders, that, at the end of the third season, things will become a little confused and the relations between certain border-brothers sligh...
-Concerning Hardy Plants The Seed Bed For Hardy Flowers. Part 3
In the birth of this bed the wind and sun, as in all happy gardens, had been duly consulted, and the wind promised to keep well behind a thick wall of hemlocks that bounded it on the north and east wh...
-Concerning Hardy Plants The Seed Bed For Hardy Flowers. Part 4
Many men (and more especially many women), many minds, but however much tastes may differ I think that a list of thirty species of herbaceous perennials should be enough to satisfy the ambition of an ...
-IV. Their Garden Vacation
(From Mary Penrose to Barbara Campbell) Woodridge, May 10. Dear Mrs. Evan, For the past week I have been delving in the seed bed, and until it was an accomplished fact, that is as far as p...
-Their Garden Vacation. Part 2
'No, that will not do, either; I want born, not acquired, frankness, for that is only another term for expediency/ he replied with emphasis. So you see this Man is not only somewhat difficult, bu...
-Their Garden Vacation. Part 3
'That reads like neither!' said Bart, sitting up with a start. 'No, both!' replied The Man from Everywhere, opening his eyes and gazing first at Bart and then at me with a quizzical expression. ...
-Their Garden Vacation. Part 4
Maria is a very bright, adaptable woman of about thirty-five, who teaches music in the New York public schools, is alone in the world, and manages to keep an attractive home in a mere scrap of a flat...
-V. Annuals - Worthy And Unworthy. The Midsummer Garden
Oaklands, May 25. A garden vacation! Fifty dollars to spend for roses! What annuals may be planted now to tide you easily over the summer? Really, Mary Penrose, the rush of your astonishing letter com...
-Annuals - Worthy And Unworthy. The Midsummer Garden. Part 2
By ability to stand alone, I do not mean is every branchlet stiff as if galvanized, like a balsam, for this is by no means pretty, but is the plant so constructed that it can languish gracefully, petu...
-Annuals - Worthy And Unworthy. The Midsummer Garden. Part 3
In my garden one planting of mignonette in full sun goes in front of the March-planted sweet peas; of the two transplantings from the seed, one goes on the southwest side of the rose arbour and the ot...
-Annuals - Worthy And Unworthy. The Midsummer Garden. Part 4
The morning-glory tribe of ipomaea is both useful and decorative for rapid-growing screens, but heed should be taken that the common varieties be not allowed to scatter their seeds at random, or the n...
-VI. Their Fortunate Escape Concerning Evergreens And Hens
(Mary Penrose To Barbara Campbell) June 5. I have not dipped pen in ink for an entire week, which has been one of stirring events, for not only have we wholly emerged from indoor life, but we have ...
-Their Fortunate Escape Concerning Evergreens And Hens. Part 2
Well, I said, extending my hand, what next? I had speedily made up my mind that Bart should take the initiative in our camping-out arrangement, and I therefore did not suggest that the first thing...
-Their Fortunate Escape Concerning Evergreens And Hens. Part 3
We chose byways, and only crossed the macadamized highroad, that haunt of automobiles, once, and after an hour's sauntering crossed the river and drove into the woodlots to the north of it, now the pr...
-Their Fortunate Escape Concerning Evergreens And Hens. Part 4
The postman whistled, as he has an alluring way of doing when he brings the evening mail, always hoping that some one will come out for a bit of evening gossip, in which he is rarely disappointed. ...
-Their Fortunate Escape Concerning Evergreens And Hens. Part 5
Maria and I sat and talked for some time about The Man from Everywhere, the chickens, and the location of the rose beds. She is surprisingly keen about flowers, considering that it is quite ten years ...
-VII. A Simple Rose Garden
(Barbara Campbell to Mary Penrose) Oaklands, June 5. Yesterday my roses began to bloom. The very old bush of thorny, half-double brier roses with petals of soft yellow crepe, in which the sunbeams ...
-A Simple Rose Garden. Part 2
Given your location, consideration of soil comes next, for this can be controlled in a way in which the sun may not be, though if the ground chosen is in the bottom of a hollow or in a place where sur...
-A Simple Rose Garden. Part 3
Evan has made a sketch of it for you. He finds it useful in many ways, and in laying out a new garden these pillars, set at corners or at intervals along the walks, serve to break the hot look of a wi...
-A Simple Rose Garden. Part 4
The hybrid perpetuals give their great yield in June, followed by a more or less scattering autumn blooming. It is foolish to expect a rose specialized and proven by the tests climatic and otherwise o...
-A Simple Rose Garden. Part 5
If Black Spot, a rather recent nuisance, appears on the leaves, spray with Bordeaux Mixture, bought of a horticultural dealer, directions accompanying. Meanwhile the leaf worm is sure to put in app...
-A Simple Rose Garden. Part 6
If the pergola itself is built during the summer, you can sit under it, and by going over your list and colour scheme locate each rose finally before its arrival. By the way, until the climbers are we...
-VIII. A Midnight Adventure
(Mary Penrose to Barbara Campbell) June 21. The rosary has been duly surveyed, staked actording to the plan, and the border lines fixed with the garden line dipped in whitewash, so that if we only ...
-A Midnight Adventure. Part 2
In addition to the usual and convenient modern shirt-waist-and-skirt endowment, Maria had when she came but two gowns, one of black muslin and the other white, with improvised hats to match, - simple,...
-A Midnight Adventure. Part 3
Ah, well, this is an unexpected development born of our experiment and a human sort of chronicle for The Garden, You, and I. One of the most puzzling things in this living out-of-doors on our own p...
-A Midnight Adventure. Part 4
The Man from Everywhere, who prowls about even more than usual, using Bart's den for his own meanwhile, says that the setter will be ruined, for the hound will be sure to trail him on fox and rabbit, ...
-A Midnight Adventure. Part 5
Bart touched me to caution silence, and I, seeing at once that there was nothing to fear, waited developments. As soon as he could keep his eyes open against the sudden glare, the little man tried ...
-IX. Ferns, Fences, And White Birches
(Barbara Campbell to Mary Penrose) Hemlock Hills, July 3. For nearly a week we have been sauntering through this most entrancing hill country, practically a pedestrian trip, except that the feet th...
-Ferns, Fences, And White Birches. Part 2
The branches of the white birch being small and thickly set, they may be trimmed at will, and windows thus opened here and there without the look of artifice or stiffness. Fences are always a moot ...
-Ferns, Fences, And White Birches. Part 3
The Royal fern (Osmunda regalis) positively demands moisture; it will waive the matter of shade in a great degree, but water it must have. The Cinnamon fern, that encloses the spongelike, brown, fe...
-Ferns, Fences, And White Birches. Part 4
The Marsh Shield-fern of gentian meadows is the perfect small fern for a bit of wet ground, and is the green to be used with all wild flowers of like places. One day last autumn I had a bouquet of gra...
-X. Frankness, - Gardening And Otherwise
(Mary Penrose to Barbara Campbell) July 15. - Midsummer Night. Since the month came in, vacation time has been suspended, insomuch that Bart goes to the office every day, Saturdays excepted; but we...
-Frankness, - Gardening And Otherwise. Part 2
I've everything systematized, and it's easier for me to go on than drop the needles for a fortnight or so and then find, on coming back, that you have been knitting a mitten when I had started the fr...
-Frankness, - Gardening And Otherwise. Part 3
Porcelain, plain in tint and of carefully chosen colours, such as beef-blood, the old rose, and peach-blow hues, in which so many simple forms and inexpensive bits of Japanese pottery may be bought, a...
-Frankness, - Gardening And Otherwise. Part 4
Other receptacles of a like kind we have in different stages of progress, made of the wood of sassafras, oak, beech, and hackberry, together with several irregular stumps of lichen-covered cedar. Two ...
-Frankness, - Gardening And Otherwise. Part 5
In the hall I placed my tallest green-glass jar upon the greeting table and filled it with long stalks of red and gold Canada lilies from the very bottom of Amos Opie's field, where the damp meadow-gr...
-List Of Flower Combinations For The Table From Barbara's Garden Boke
Heavily Scented Flowers, Such As Hyacinths, Lemon And Aura-Tulf Lilies, Polyanthus Narcissus, Magnolias, Lilacs, And The Like, Should Be Avoided. Snowdrops and pussy-willows. Hepaticas and moss....
-XI. A Seaside Garden
(Barbara Campbell to Mary Penrose) Gray Rocks, July 19. Your epistle upon the evils of an excess of flowers in the house found us here with the Cortrights and Bradfords, and I read it with Lavinia ...
-XI. A Seaside Garden. Continued
Lavinia Cortright and the botanical Bradfords, as Evan calls them, because though equally lovers of flowers, they go further than some for the reason why that lies hid beneath the colour and perfume, ...
-XII. The Transplanting Of Evergreens
(Mary Penrose to Barbara Campbell) Woodridge, August 8. Back again in our camp, we thought to pause awhile, rest on our oars, and drift comfortably with the gentle summer tide of things. We have tr...
-The Transplanting Of Evergreens. Part 2
Setting-out day sees a procession of three water-carriers going Indian file up one side of the knoll and down the other. Bart declares that by the time his vacation is over he will be sufficiently tra...
-The Transplanting Of Evergreens. Part 3
But this is not all. Amos declines to allow Larry to lodge in the house for another night, attributing the ducking to him, in spite of the fact that he was at least six miles away. In this both Bart a...
-XIII. Lilies And Their Whims
(Barbara Campbell to Mary Penrose) Oaklands, August 18. As a suitable text for this chronicle, as well as an unanswerable argument for its carrying out, combined with a sort of premium, I'm sending yo...
-Lilies And Their Whims. Part 2
Ah me! the very mention of this flower calls up endless visions of beauty. Iris - the flower of mythology, history, and one might almost say science as well, since its outline points to the north on t...
-Lilies And Their Whims. Part 3
1 F. H. Horsford of Charlotte, Vt., is very reliable in this matter. Many other beautiful and possible lilies there are besides these four, but these are to be taken as first steps in lily lore, as...
-Lilies And Their Whims. Part 4
In starting a wholly new bed, as you are doing, it is best to separate the tangled roots into small bunches, seeing to it that a few buds or pips remain with each, and plant in long rows a foot apar...
-XIV. Fragrant Flowers And Leaves
(Mary Penrose to Barbara Campbell) Woodridge, August 26. The heliotrope is in the perfection of bloom and seems to draw perfume from the intense heat of the August days only to release it again as ...
-Fragrant Flowers And Leaves. Part 2
After we had passed down a village street a quarter of a mile long, bordered on either side by floral combinations of this description, the sight began to pall, and I wondered how it was possible that...
-Fragrant Flowers And Leaves. Part 3
'Her folks said the doctors thought if she could get back here for a time that it might help her. Then I recollected that ten years before, when I went up to Maine to visit my sister, I'd rented the ...
-Fragrant Flowers And Leaves. Part 4
The first thing that I saw when we entered was a great strip of heliotrope that rivalled my own, and opposite it an equal mass of silvery lavender crowned by its own flowers, of the colour that we so ...
-XV. The Pink Family Outdoors
(Barbara Campbell to Mary Penrose) Oaklands, September 1. So you have been away and in going discovered the possibilities of growing certain pinks and carnations out-of-doors that, in America at le...
-The Pink Family Outdoors. Part 2
But at your rhapsody on the bed of carnations, I am also tempted to launch forth in praise of all pinks in general and the annual flowering garden carnation, early Marguerite, and picotee varieties in...
-The Pink Family Outdoors. Part 3
Single and Double Pinks. Upon the second and third classes you must depend for pinks of the taller growth ranging from one to two feet in height and flourishing long-stemmed clusters of delic...
-XVI. The Frame Of The Picture Vines And Shrubs
(Mary Penrose to Barbara Campbell) Woodridge, September 10. Your chronicle of the Pink Family found me by myself in camp, dreaming away as vigorously as if it was a necessary and practical occupati...
-The Frame Of The Picture Vines And Shrubs. Part 2
Though the greater part of the garden is as yet only planned and merely enough set out in each part to fix special boundaries, as in the case of the rose bed, I realize that as a whole it is too open ...
-The Frame Of The Picture Vines And Shrubs. Part 3
In the river woods, brush and swamp lots, near by, we have found and marked for our own the mountain fringe with its feathery foliage and white flowers shaded with purple pink, that suggest both the b...
-XVII. The Ins And Outs Of The Matter
Chronicled by the rays of light and sound waves upon the walls of the house at Opal Farm. People Involved The Man from Everywhere, keeping bachelor's hall in the eastern half of the farm home. ...
-The Ins And Outs Of The Matter. Part 2
The having a home was the motive, the guests the necessity. Then she closed her eyes again and saw the upper portion of the rich meadow land that had lain fallow so long turned into a flower farm wher...
-The Ins And Outs Of The Matter. Part 3
Then, as he saw by her face that the subject was not one for jest, he said, in his hearty way that Mary Penrose likes, Why not let me buy the place, as mine was the first offer, put it in order, and ...
-XVIII. The Value Of White Flowers
(Barbara Campbell To Mary Penrose) Oaklands, September 29. Michaelmas. The birthdays of our commuters are not far apart. This being Evan's festival, we have eaten the annual goose in his honour, to...
-XVIII. The Value Of White Flowers. Continued
Aside from the setting of flower to flower, white has another and wider function. As applied to the broader landscape it is not only a maker of perspective, but it often indicates a picture and fairly...
-XIX. Pandora's Chest
(Mary Penrose to Barbara Campbell) Woodridge, October 10. Nearly a month of pen silence on my part, during which I have felt many times as if I must go from one to another of our chosen trees in th...
-XX. Epilogue
(dictated) Woodridge, January 3. In the face of circumstances that prevent my holding the pen in my own hand, I am resolved that the first chronicle of the New Year shall be mine, - for by me it ha...
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