Umm... this reminds me of a quote....
Posted by Carolyn B on March 02, 1998 at 20:37:33:
In response to "Are you sure you have enough flowers, dear?", written by The Mysterious H.C. on March 01, 1998 at 22:04:02
Obviously she read Frank J. Scott's The Art of Beautifying Suburban Home Grounds (New York, 1870) and got VERY confused:
The parts which annuals and low growing flowers should have in home surroundings may be compared with the lace, linen and ribbon decorations of a lady's dress--being essential ornaments and yet to be introduced sparingly. Walks may be bordered, and . . . bays in the shrubbery brightened by them;...but beware of frequently breaking open stretches of lawn for them. Imagine bits of lace or bows of ribbon stuck promiscuously over the body and skirt of a lady's dress. "How vulgar!" you exclaim. . . . Let your lawn be your home's velvet robe, and your flowers its not too promiscuous decorations.
This book is reprinted as Victorian Gardens (Watkins Glen, NY: American Life Foundation, 1979).
- LOL!!!! Too funny! (NFM) JennieC 19:55:04 3/03/98 (0)
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