The plans illustrated on the following pages are mostly of properties which have been developed as planned and, though they will not apply to other plots in every detail, they, may be readily adjusted to conform to grounds of a similar size.

The garden plans may be easily adopted where the area is at hand to accommodate them and the enclosing plantations; the latter is essential, for the garden setting has much to do with its success from a pictorial point of view as well as from the privacy it affords.

When modifying the plans and making substitutions to suit one's fancy or local conditions, it will save much time and annoyance to first make a list of the plants to be used, noting their ultimate height and spread, season of blooming, and the color of the flower; such a list saves much confusion in looking up each variety in the nursery catalogues when making the plan.

In border plantations it should be borne in mind that a grouping of shrubs on level ground should never exceed more than three plants in depth (placed irregularly and not in straight rows); in a limited space two plants deep will be sufficient. More than this quantity will give a monotonous, flat appearance. On slopes, the dimensions of the individual groupings are only limited by the space or the fancy of the designer.

Most of the shrubs bloom early in the Spring or late Summer, so it is suggested that a generous quantity of perennials be included in the plantations; these latter will give a charming sequence of bloom and brighten the scene throughout the season.

For the best results in plant arrangement it is essential that we have come preconceived idea as to the placing of the material of which the scene is to be made; after the conception the next step is to develop the scheme on paper, in a comprehensive manner, drawn to an accurate scale, so that it may readily be reproduced on the ground. The eraser should be used unsparingly, for it is only by the process of elimination that we finally realize the best.

Key To Plan -A" Opposite

Key

No.

Quan.

Variety

Common Name

I

3.

Syringa Charles X

Lilac

2.

4.

Kerria japonica (single)

Corchorus

3.

5.

Hydrangea arborescens grandiflora

Hills of Snow

4.

3.

Buddleia Veitchiana

Butterfly Shrub

5.

6.

Spiraea Van Houttei

Van Houttes' Spiraea

6.

2.

Hibiscus Lady Stanley

Rose of Sharon

7.

5.

Spiraea Anthony Waterer

Waterer's Spiraea

8.

4.

Weigela rosea

Pink Weigela

9.

3.

Syringa Marie Legraye

White Lilac

10.

3.

Viburnum tomentosum

Single Japanese Snowball

11.

3.

Philadelphus, Avalanche

Mock Orange

12.

5.

Berberis purpurea

Purple Barberry

13.

5.

Kerria japonica fl. pl.

Corchorus

14.

4.

Berberis Thunbergii

Japanese Barberry

I5.

3.

Spiraea Van Houttei

Van Houtte's Spiraea

16.

I

Salisburia adiantifolia

Maidenhair Tree

17.

7.

Hypericum Moserianum

St. John's Wort

18.

7.

Berberis Thunbergii

Japanese Barberry

19.

I

Laburnum vulgare

Golden Chain

20.

6.

Deutzia gracilis

Dwarf Deutzia

21.

7.

Abelia grandiflora

Hybrid Abelia

22.

4.

Cercis japonica

Japanese Red Bud

23.

5.

Stephanandra flexuosa

25.

I

Hibiscus coelestis

Rose of Sharon

26.

3.

Caragana arborescens

Siberian Pea

27.

I

Hibiscus Carnation stripe

Rose of Sharon

27

50.

Berberis Thunbergii (Hedge 18 in. apart)

Japanese Barberry

28.

3.

Cotoneaster Simonsii

Shining leaved Cotoneaster

29.

8.

Deutzia Lemoinei

Lemoine's Deutzia

30.

I

Hibiscus coelestis

Rose of Sharon

31.

7.

Abelia grandiflora

Hybrid Abelia

32.

8.

Hydrangea arborescens grand-flora

Hills of Snow

33.

8.

Berberis Thunbergii

Japanese Barberry

34.

I

Quercus rubra

Red Oak

35.

7.

Ligustrum Regelianum

Regel's Privet

36.

I

Laburnum vulgare

Golden Chain

37.

6.

Symphoricarpos racemosus

Snowberry

38.

4.

Deutzia gracilis

Dwarf Deutzia

39.

I

Viburnum tomentosum

Single Japanese Snowball

40.

3.

Forsythia viridissima

Golden Bell

41.

5.

Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora

Large flowered Hydrangea

42.

I

Magnolia Soulangeana

Pink Magnolia

43.

4.

Weigela rosea

Pink Weigela

44.

I

Cornus florida rubra

Pink Dogwood

44

3.

Deutzia Pride of Rochester

Pink Deutzia

45.

I

Deutzia crenata

White Deutzia

46.

5.

Kerria japonica (single)

Corchorus

Key

No.

Quan.

Variety

Common Name

47.

3.

Syringa Mme. Lemoine

White Lilac

48.

3.

Buddleia Veitchiana

Butterfly Shrub

49.

1.

Exochorda grandiflora

Pearl Bush

49.

9.

Caryopteris Mastacanthus

Verbena Shrub

50.

2.

Viburnum oxycoccos

High Bush Cranberry

51.

3.

Syringa Ludwig Spaeth

Lilac

52.

3.

Berberis purpurea

Purple Barberry

53.

6.

Symphoricarpos vulgaris

Indian Currant

54.

3.

Berberis Thunbergii

Japanese Barberry

55.

4.

Kerria Japonica, single

Corchorus

56.

5.

Hollyhocks, pink.

57.

5.

Paeonia Festiva Maxima

White Peony

58.

3.

Caragana arborescens

Siberian Pea

59.

1.

Rhus Cotinus

Smoke Tree

6o

3.

Tamarix hispida estivalis

Tamarisk

6l

7.

Hypericum prolificum

Aaron's Beard

62.

5.

Philadelphus, Avalanche

Mock Orange

63.

5.

Spiraea Van Houttei

Van Houtte's Spiraea

64.

6.

Berberis Thunbergii

Japanese Barberry

65.

6.

Azalea amoena

Evergreen Azalea

66.

3.

Philadelphus coronarius

Mock Orange

67.

5.

Daphne Genkwa

Japanese Daphne

68.

5.

Rosa rubiginosa

Sweet Briar

69.

16.

Chrysanthemum (pink, white and yellow varieties)

70.

7.

Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove

71.

10.

Iris Kaempferi

Japanese Flag

72.

6.

Delphinium elatum

Larkspur

73.

3.

Rosa Ferdinand Meyer

Pink Rose

74.

3.

Rosa rubiginosa

Sweet Briar

74

; 5.

Delphinium hybridum

Larkspur

75.

10.

Iris pallida dalmatica

Flag

76.

5.

Chrysanthemum Boston

Yellow Chrysanthemum

77.

12.

Baptisia australis

False Indigo

78.

10.

Chrysanthemum Soleil d'Or

Yellow Chrysanthemum

79.

6.

Phlox Elizabeth Campbell

Pink Phlox

80.

10.

Iris Kaempferi

Japanese Flag

81.

6.

Azalea Hino-de-giri

Evergreen Japanese Azalea

82.

15.

Iris Louis Van Houttei

Flag

83.

7.

Berberis Thunbergii

Japanese Barberry

84.

5.

Philadelphus, Avalanche

Mock Orange

85.

6.

Spiraea Thunbergii

Thunberg's Spiraea

86.

1.

Viburnum plicatum

Japanese Snowball

87.

1.

Spiraea prunifolia fl. p1.

Bridal Wreath

88.

5.

Viburnum Carlesii

Pink Viburnum

89.

I

Magnolia purpurea

Purple Barberry

90.

3.

Forsythia viridissima

Golden Bell

91.

7.

Berberis purpurea

Purple Barberry

92.

3.

Viburnum Opulus sterilis

Snowberry

93.

3.

Liquidambar styraciflua

Sweet Gum

Key To Plan A Opposite 194