It was composed of a miscellaneous collection of popular shrubs planted closely, requiring no hoeing or culture.

Shrubbery #1

The aridity of our climate, and want of shade and shelter in many situations, render the cultivation of evergreen shrubs of local attainment. Latitude does not form a sufficient guide to the successful growth of broad-leaved evergreens. Sheltered valleys, in northern latitudes, may abound in them, while in seemingly more congenial climates, they will not thrive. Thick shrubbery borders add so much to the variety and interest of small places, that this want is severely felt. But we may form the largest growing trees into shrubs, as far as effect is concerned, by proper pruning. Beautiful bushes may be formed of the Norway and Hemlook Spruces, Arbor-vitass, etc, by careful trimming, and pruning the strongest branches. Admirable deciduous shrubbery may be obtained by similar treatment on Maples, the Tulip-tree, Gums, Sassafras, etc. The great profusion of massive foliage which can thus be produced, with the variety of colors which such foliage undergoes during the various stages of growth, would add a feature to our shrubberies which they cannot now claim.

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Shrubbery #2

A front yard properly filled with ornamental trees, would be imperfect without a few free-flowering shrubs, dropped around in nooks, and corners, where a tree would occupy too much space, and it would be too bare without anything. Then the space of green lawn directly between the house and street may receive a very few choice shrubs, either scattered singly, or in groups.

We name a few, from which selection may be made with a certainty of having something beautiful: - Dwarf Double-Flowering Almond; Calycanthus, Sweet-Scented Shrub; Double Crimson-Flowering Currant; Deutzia Crenata ft. pl: Deutzia Rough Leaved; Deutzia Slender-Branched; Forsythia Viridissima; Honeysuckle, Red Tartarian; Hydrangea Paniculata Grandifiora; Lilac, Persian Purple; Lilac, Persian White; Mezereon Pink; Prunus Triloba; Purple Fringe Tree; Japan Quince, Double-Flowering; Spiraea Double-Flowering Plum Leaved; Spiraea Lance-Leaved; Syringa, or Mock Orange; Viburnum, Snow-Ball; Weigelay Rose-Colored; White Fringe - there, we set out to make a short list, and it has swelled to twenty-one, and yet we have left out a great many that we could heartily commend, as beautiful shrubs. Nearly all of these bloom some time between the first of April and the last of July. It might be desirable to have more blooming in autumn, but that is not in accord with Nature's plan, and we must be content with fruits at that season.

For those who may wish a smaller list to select from, we have italicized the finest of our list.