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Planting on the Surface of Roadways.

On the continent of Europe it is a common practice to plant actually on the top of the road surface. In northern Europe the winters are somewhat severe, and planting takes place in May. During that month the plants that have been sheltered under glass and elsewhere during a long winter are brought out by the cart load. A wide portion of the street is chosen, spy the junction of two streets, and on the (say) triangular portion thus available, soil is deposited and the plants planted or plunged in this soil. An edging is put to the bed and this street garden is a thing of beauty and gives great pleasure to passers-by. When October, with its chill winds approaches, the plants have lived their lives or are at all events no longer sightly. The municipal cart then comes and carts away everything, leaving the road bare for the winter, and probably new kinds of plants will be used in the design during the following May.

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