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tulips. Well, 150,000 tulips won't make much of a dent
on all of Washington. It looks all right in one big bed, but
it won't amount to much if it's scattered around.
What are your plans?
Well, I think that all the circles and all the
small triangles in Washington ought to have flowering trees
and/or shrubs, and ideally have three plantings of flowers --
a spring planting of tulips, a summer planting of geraniums
or begorias, and chrysanthemums for the fall -- just as we have
in New York. Whether this will be accomplished, I don't know.
I suggested that the reflecting pool of the Lincoln
Memorial have jets, fountains -- tubes of water, no fountains
showing, no cement or stonework showing.
There is a small oval-shaped area where they
have them now, facing 17th Street, which at least used to have
Never have I seen it in action. If you had it
the whole length of the reflecting pool, with the jets going like
this, and lighted them at night, it would be absolutely marvellous.
Then I think that azaleas should be planted all
over the edge of it, as azaleas do marvellously well and look
very nice when they're not blooming. And that the Mall, where
there is no water, should be planted with a double row of flowering
cherry trees, and azaleas under them. And perhaps central beds
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