For Shade and For Comfort: Democratizing Horticulture in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest

Title

For Shade and For Comfort: Democratizing Horticulture in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest

Department

History

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

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.

ISBN

1557532869

Publication Date

2004

Publisher

Purdue University Press

City

West Lafayette, Ind

Keywords

Horticulture, Middle West, History, 19th Century

Disciplines

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.