For Shade and For Comfort: Democratizing Horticulture in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest
For Shade and for Comfort explores the unprecedented burst of horticulture interest in the nineteenth-century, and documents its influence on midwestern domestic landscapes. With its careful portrayal of actual ornamental plant use and its examination of nineteenth-century horticultural advice literature and nursery and seed trades, For Shade and for Comfort will appeal to rural, cultural, and environmental historians of the midwest, and those readers who simply love horticulture and gardening.
Purdue University Press
West Lafayette, Ind
Horticulture, Middle West, History, 19th Century
United States History
Citation for published book
Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl. For Shade and for Comfort: Democratizing Horticulture in the Nineteenth Century Midwest. West Lafayette, Ind: Purdue University Press, 2004. Print.
Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl, "For Shade and For Comfort: Democratizing Horticulture in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest" (2004). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 320.