This book gives definite instructions for arranging, planting, and caring for plants commonly grown in the house, yard, and garden. It tells how to do things in such a way that good results will be obtained. It is not a book of experiments, nor does it deal with generalities. The difficulties confrontmg the student in cultivating each mdividual plant are considered, one at a time, and definite directions for meeting them are given. The various planting directions given in the book have been tested repeatedly by the author in his home gardens, and by pupils in school gardens under his personal directions. While designed especially to be used as a textbook for grammar grades, ” School and Home Gardens ” will, serve also as a handbook for the home gardener. In districts where there are no school gardens, instructions may be given at school and the lessons put into practice at home. Primary and intermediate grade teachers will find in it ample material from which they may select for their grades.
The numerous drawings and photographs have been made expressly for this book, under the personal supervision of the author. The pen drawings are by C. H. L. Gebfert and F. Schuyler Mathews ; the plantmg plans by S. A. Arnold ; the photographs by Newcomb & Robinson, Robert Cameron, G. W. Cokell, and Arden Nortrup.
- Publication date 1913
- Topics Gardening, School gardens
- Publisher Boston ; New York [etc.] : Ginn and Co.
- Collection usdanationalagriculturallibrary; fedlink; americana
- Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
- Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
- Language English
- Volume 1913
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