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Hardy Evergreens

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Day
18
Month
April
Year
1862
Copyright
Public Domain
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In all citioH, villages and to sorae cxtent in the country, ït is bepOBlipg (julio fashionablo to plant different kinds of trees for the purpose of ornameut; and in a few cases for protection froru tho ci)ld winds Tliia " fashW ia ?ery land, ablo, nnd tliero ia r.o daoger of its ever beooiuing too provaleut ; indeed, it guau, a!ly ' more houorod n the breaoh than in tho obsérvanos.' No man was ever lieard to say tliat lio liad set out tou tnanj shaile trees, or tliat lm was sorrv for the tfine spcut or the money outla'v in the endeuvor to ipake bis bome moro eunilbrtable or bouutiful. IVJany persons are detorred froni putting out evegreens, both fropi i!iü Biipriossd eertainty of losing a Iarge portion of the frees, and from ignoraiietí of the haruy rapid growing Moits, As was tuted in a firnicr article, evergreens can bü useasily transpiaiited as deciduous trees, ;. opidei alway, tliat the rooti r.re never Mifiered to get even partially dricd. Iu putting out evergreens all that is neöegsary is that the roots should always be kc-pt moist, ilio trees earefuüy plauted and bardy kinds ehoseu. There are so inauy haidy species to bo obtained, either in tho forwt or any good nursery that no ono can havo any excuse for neglecting so important uud necessary a suurse of pleaauru aud oomfort. In specifyng a few liardy evergreens, we ghall name as they oceur to us, promising that any, or all, can be depended on for beauty or adaptability to the cii mate. The most common evergreen hero is the lied Cedar, or Virginia ju.nipcr.-This is the most widely distributed of all evergreens and will grow on any reasonably dry soi) from Texas to Canada. It is however of alow growth but it ia oheap a;id pretty, and will bear shearing, or cutting back. This quality renders it suitable for ornamental hedges or screens, if sot iurows vith the trors aboui eigiitüüu inches apart. The AuR-rioan Arbor Vitse, or as it is called in aome placesi, the Wbit Cedar, is of moro rapid growth than the red fcodar aul is cqually adapted to hedges or screons. The Siberian Arbor Vitaj ia similar to the American species, and holds its color botter but it coits more. The An.erican White Pine is hardy in the northern part of the State, and perhaps it would be found so here. Wa have seen none but small specimens here. At the north, it is very rapid growing tree, sonietimes niaking in good situa tions, three feet of growth iu a singla jear. Anotlier beautiful tree is the Austriau or Black Pine. The young shoots ara jtiff and covered more or less with loi s, dark, leaves, and it is oue of the most rapid grewitig trees we have. Pleuty of room must b given jt, as it grows so largo that the brunches cover a very largo spacc of grouud. The Scotch Pine is similar to the Aaitrian, but its feliage is of a üghter color. One or both of these piues are indispensable in a lawii, however small. - Some trens of these Specie niay be soen in this city, on Mechaiiic Street, betwecu Main aud iügh stri-cta The Balgaa Fir is inpt)ir hapdy tree; and grows quite rnpidly. It takes Lut iittle room, s the brunches do uní get very long, before they di-: and fa'.l oí}'. It is seldom that a specimen is soen with brftwphea morg than four i'ect in k'iigth, even whun the tree attaing tho heighi of thirty c.r i'orty feet lt is, howevcr, worthy ut a jiace in every colloctiun, s it givefl variuty to the vi'W The Hemlock is a veiy gracoful and hardy evergreen, at least iu tbc northern part of the stute. If the sumnicrs au not too warm for it here, it vi!l bc foai i valuable, for like the cedar, !t wil! bmf shearing. The Norsray Spruce, (or Norway Fir, Alies e.rcr'st, ) is or.e of the best, hardy, rapid growing evergreens o tho world - it will grow in alnvjst ;iny soil, except a beavy, wet clay, qd ia any part of tho Uuited States, it will bear citting back, also; and will make a beautiful screen or hodge. If left uucut, and if it has plenty of room uo tree is more beantiful. It preserves its conical forin, unlesa cvji back, as long as it lives. Ooi Marshall P, Wilder, of iMassaclmsetts, set out a row one mile in leugth, eight feit apart, cultivating a strip of ground eight feet iu width. on oacli side of the rosv, for overal years- At the end of ten years tho trees avoraged thirty feet iu height, anu the lower bianehes were so interloeked that Mr. Wilder removed his fence, as nothing largor than a mouse could ge( througii, or seo thiüugh the hedge. lu the lawn, no Norway Spruoe hould be set uearer another trree than ten or fifteen feet, and the limbs should bo suffereu to grow uutouched-í he tree will tlien resemblo a cone, or au nverted top; brasiles from tho ground. Some fiuo ujieciiaeiis are to be seen in this city. We have thus giveu tho r.auies of suf. fioient varieties to satisf'y auy one

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