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Chicago gardens : the early history

Author: Cathy Jean Maloney
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once maligned as a swampy outpost, the fledgling city of Chicago brazenly adopted the motto Urbs in Horto or City in a Garden, in 1837. Chicago Gardens shows how this upstart town earned its sobriquet over the next century, from the first vegetable plots at Fort Dearborn to innovative garden designs at the 1933 World's Fair. Cathy Jean Maloney has spent decades researching the city's horticultural heritage, and here  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Jean Maloney
ISBN: 9780226502366 0226502368
OCLC Number: 955615968
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 417 p., [12] p. de lám.) : il., maps
Contents: Introduction --
Growers and sowers: planters of the plains and parkways --
Planting the prairie: defining the new plant palette --
Chicago by design: a blank canvas for cultivated gardens --
Suburban sojourn: gardens in the country --
Fairs and flowers: Chicago hosts a world of fairs --
Prairie pastimes: entertaining in the garden --
The next century --
Appendix 1: Plant lists by time period --
Appendix 2: Chicago plants --
Appendix 3: Key names and groups in the Garden City, 1833-1933.
Responsibility: Cathy Jean Maloney.

Abstract:

Once maligned as a swampy outpost, the fledgling city of Chicago brazenly adopted the motto Urbs in Horto or City in a Garden, in 1837. Chicago Gardens shows how this upstart town earned its sobriquet over the next century, from the first vegetable plots at Fort Dearborn to innovative garden designs at the 1933 World's Fair. Cathy Jean Maloney has spent decades researching the city's horticultural heritage, and here she reveals the unusual history of Chicago's first gardens. Challenged by the region's clay soil, harsh winters, and fierce winds, Chicago's.

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