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By Jerome Malitz

This provocative photographic essay by way of a skilled father-son workforce specializes in a number of average landscapes---permutations of water, rocks, forests, and meadows---and indicates how they are often echoed in smaller backyard settings.

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Pendula), or whitespire Japanese birch (B. platyphylla var. japonica 'Whitespire'). Even aspen (Populus tremuloides) could be enlisted. In any case, the result, although only an approximation of the original, should be stunningly beautiful.  < previous page < previous page 60 page_154 page_155 next page > next page > 61 Plate 69. White birch and black cliffs along Gorham Mountain Trail, Acadia National Park, Maine.  < previous page < previous page page_155 page_156 next page > next page > Page 156 Aspen in the Midwest Over much of the Midwest, neither red alder nor the white-barked birches flourish.

Maybe dwarf roses (Rosa) with small five-petaled blossoms would work. Even a dwarf mockorange (Philadelphus) might be  < previous page < previous page page_128 page_129 next page > next page > 33 34 Plate 57. Waterfall in a Caribbean paradise, Carinosa Gardens, Jamaica.  < previous page < previous page page_129 page_13 next page > next page > Page 13 your growing conditions. Here lies the necessity and the opportunity to personalize the garden by adding the details and finishing touches.

Small grasses and flowering perennials in moderation can be used to complete the picture. The goal here is not to wash the island in color, not to obscure its overall design, but to provide a bit of color here and there to mark the passing of the seasons. The overall plan is what makes the impression, and capturing that is the challenge.  < previous page < previous page page_140 page_141 next page > next page > 47 48 Plate 63. Lost Man Lake, Smuggler's Notch, Green Mountain State Park, Vermont.

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