For Shade And For Comfort

For Shade and for Comfort
Publisher Purdue University Press
Release Date
Category Architecture
Total Pages 337
ISBN 1557532869
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Between 1850 and 1880, Americans of all ranks and circumstances planted shade trees, cultivated flower gardens, and established lawns with a new found enthusiasm that both astonished and delighted horticultural advocates. For Shade and For Comfort explores this unprecedented burst of horticultural interest and documents its influence on Midwestern domestic landscapes. Drawing upon a wide range of largely unexplored resources - including lithographic images of farm, village, and city homes; agricultural society records; nursery and seed catalogues; and the diaries and letters of local residents - this innovative study examines how advocates encouraged ornamental plant interest and then considers the significance of trees and flowers for their mid-nineteenth-century promoters and for the people who planted and nurtured them. From these diverse perspectives, ornamental plants emerge as densely layered cultural symbols offering not only a very real touch of shade or beauty, but for many, a sense of security and comfort amidst a rapidly changing American society. With its careful portrayal of actual ornamental plant use, its examination of nineteenth century horticultural advice literature and the nursery and seed trades, and its insightful analysis of the meanings attached to shade trees and flower gardens, For Shade and For Comfort will appeal to rural, cultural, and environmental historians, historians of the Midwest, historic preservationists, and those who simply love horticulture and gardening.

For Shade and for Comfort
  • Author : Cheryl Lyon-Jenness
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release Date : 2004

Between 1850 and 1880, Americans of all ranks and circumstances planted shade trees, cultivated flower gardens, and established lawns with a new found enthusiasm that both astonished and delighted horticultural advocates. For Shade and For Comfort explores this unprecedented burst of horticultural interest and documents its influence on Midwestern domestic landscapes. Drawing

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Shade of His Hand
  • Author : Victoria Booth-Clibborn Demarest
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1941

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Every Day Is a New Shade of Blue
  • Author : David Roper
  • Publisher : Discovery House Pub
  • Release Date : 2012

Life can be tough, especially when your heart is troubled. Every Day Is a New Shade of Blue explores the biblical principles of the Shepherd and sheep relationship from Psalm 23 to help readers find encouragement and rest even during their darkest moments in life. Using insights from Scripture along with

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The Bee Keepers  Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888

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Shades of Comfort
  • Author : Jill Owen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996-09

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Farmhouse Design and Equipment for Summer Comfort
  • Author : Chester P. Davis,Joseph Winslow Simons
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1963

Set includes revised editions of some issues.

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The Maori Polynesian Comparative Dictionary
  • Author : Edward Tregear
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891

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American Agriculturist
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879

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Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society  for the Year
  • Author : Iowa State Horticultural Society
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893

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Proceedings
  • Author : Iowa State Horticultural Society
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893

Includes Transactions of affiliated societies.

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Proceedings of the Conference on Metropolitan Physical Environment
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977

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Salad Bar Beef
  • Author : Joel Salatin
  • Publisher : Polyface Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1995

Advocates the "salad bar beef production model" that is supposed to be "land and farmer friendly."

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The Budget Report of the State Board of Finance and Control to the General Assembly  Session of  1929   1937
  • Author : Connecticut. Board of Finance and Control
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1887

Budget report for 1929/31 deals also with the operations of the fiscal year ended June 30, 1928 and the estimates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929.

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The Dynasty of Louis Comfort Tiffany
  • Author : Henry Winter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971

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The Presbyterian Magazine
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1852

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