Window-gardening

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Window-gardening the cultivation of plants indoors before a window, or in boxes fitted on the outside sill
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. windowe—Ice. vindaugavindr, wind, auga, eye.

Usage

In literature:

Sir Harry left the library by the French window opening into the pond-garden.
"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The children ran out into the garden; Marcolina had risen from the table and was watching them through the open window.
"Casanova's Homecoming" by Arthur Schnitzler
The window opened to a little balcony overlooking the garden.
"Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz" by Robert J. Evans
He turned to look at James, who was standing at the open window gazing into the garden.
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The Colonel is in the sitting-room of his country cottage, staring through the open windows at his pretty garden.
"Echoes of the War" by J. M. Barrie
An instant after, Mr. Beckendorff, throwing down the instrument, rushed through an open window into the garden.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Aunty May asked me whether I'd sit in the window seat and read a picture-book or would I explore the garden.
"W. A. G.'s Tale" by Margaret Turnbull
Outside in the gardens it was nearly dark, but from the window fell a stream of subdued light.
"The Yellow Streak" by Valentine Williams
As I sunk back, in a sort of dream, into the rocking-chair in which I had been idling, the garden caught my eye through the open window.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857" by Various
One day Miss Laura stood at the window, looking out into the garden.
"Beautiful Joe" by by Marshall Saunders
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In poetry:

"Why is thy window closed of late?
And why thy garden in its sere?
O house! where doth thy master wait?"
"I only know he is not here."
"A Lament" by Victor Marie Hugo
I know her window, slimly seen
From distant lanes with hawthorn hedged:
Her garden, with the nectarine
Espaliered, and the peach tree, wedged
'Twixt walls of green.
"Overseas" by Madison Julius Cawein
But all this is forgotten in the past,
The garden hums, and whitens vibrant stone,
And rooms look with opened windows’ eyes,
At dark-green grass, over the road sown.
"The Old Barrel Organ" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
He lived at Dingle Bank - he did; -
He lived at Dingle Bank;
And in his garden was one Quail,
Four tulips and a Tank:
And from his window he could see
The otion and the River Dee.
"He Lived at Dingle Bank" by Edward Lear
For the weeks of our waiting draw to a close. . . . There is scarcely a leaf astir
In the garden beyond my windows, where the twilight shadows blurr
The blaze of some woman's roses. . . .
" Bombardment orders, sir."
"Headquarters" by Gilbert Frankau
What is this sudden quiet cradling me
To that dim ditty's dreamy rise and fall?
What do you want with me, pale melody?
What is it that you want, ghost musical
That fade toward the window waveringly
A little open on the garden small?
"The Keyboard, Over Which Two Slim Hands Float" by Paul Verlaine

In news:

Plant flowering cherries where they'll be visible through a window, then enjoy these garden centerpieces in all four seasons.
Ideally, a room for houseplants would have a south or east exposure, since not much gets through a western window on short winter afternoons, says Matthew Frazel of Fertile on Diversey, a Lincoln Park garden center.
O'Brother's Tanner Merritt on the art of melodic rock and the band's new album, Garden Window.
The Hall of Mirrors was completed in 1686, and features breathtaking garden views through seventeen ornate windows.
Get an early taste of spring with window gardening.
A butterfly sits in the window sill near a garden in New Delhi on October 25, 2011.
This month's Cultural Cocktail Hour at Butler-McCook House & Garden, 396 Main St in Hartford, will present the opening of the exhibit "Windows into the Kasbah," with works by Cora Ennis of.
Winter weather and a bit too much time inside may have you staring out the office window, dreaming of starting your spring garden.
Just add water and place in a sunny window, and then watch these gardens bloom right before your eyes.
Tim Ridgeway says a deputy shot the suspect through a window at the Garden Spot gas station about 6 pm Tuesday.
The items include lamps , windows, vases, paintings, enamels and mosaics that were previously part of Japan's Garden Museum Collection.
The windows there give a generous view of our cloister -- the garden, the fountains, the walkways that border the large inner area on four sides.
How would you like to wake up in the morning, look out your window and see Gianiculum hill and the gardens where Cristina of Sweden is buried.
Plant a garden in your window.
After being traumatized by the scary clown jars (see "Best place to buy a vintage scary clown jar") it's a real pleasure to round the corner and spend a soothing moment gazing into the window of Marguerite Gardens.
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In science:

For example, in this moment, I see the room in which I am working, an armchair, the window, the garden, and the Mediterranean Sea on the background.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
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