Puistojemme puu- ja pensasvalikoima 1950-luvulla

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Lettojärvi , I & Lindén , L 2018 , ' Puistojemme puu- ja pensasvalikoima 1950-luvulla ' , Sorbifolia , Vuosikerta. 49 , Nro 1 , Sivut 3-25 .

Title: Puistojemme puu- ja pensasvalikoima 1950-luvulla
Author: Lettojärvi, Iiris; Lindén, Leena
Contributor organization: Maataloustieteiden osasto
Date: 2018
Language: fin
Number of pages: 23
Belongs to series: Sorbifolia
ISSN: 0359-3568
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/302790
Abstract: Plants strongly affect the atmosphere of and the general feeling produced by amenity landscapes. To preserve the original impression when maintaining or renovating a landscape site, it is essential to know the plant assortment available at the time of construction. Our aim was to find out which landscape plants were popular or typical in Finland in the 1950s and how they were used in ornamental plantings. The study was confined to woody plants in public and semipublic green areas, such as parks, street plantings, playgrounds, cemeteries and shared yards. The back volumes (1950 to 1959) of the Finnish horticultural magazine Puutarha and a few other publications on garden plants and landscape design were used as the main source of information. The relative popularity of different taxa was judged by the frequency they were referred to in the literature. The results showed that even if the assortment of woody ornamentals was rather scanty in the 1950s, there were such taxa on the market that are no longer common in Finland. Domestic nurseries prospered and there seemed to be enthusiasm for trying new, sometimes not quite winter hardy species, such as Ligustrum vulgare, which was often advertised for hedges in the fifties. Some of the most popular ornamental plants were Crataegus grayana, Caragana arborescens, Syringa vulgaris and its cultivars, Salix alba sericea 'Sibirica' and the glaucous-leaved forms of Picea pungens. Hardwoods were favoured in urban settings and Tilia were the most common taxa in street tree plantings.
Subject: 415 Muut maataloustieteet
Peer reviewed: No
Rights: cc_by_nc
Usage restriction: openAccess
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