Publication: Omaha Republic Print, 1884, Omaha
First edition. 8vo. Yellow pictorial wrappers, 64 pp., plus 6 pp. of advertisements, tables, illustrated, color plates. This is a planting guide for those who have chosen to have homes on the plains. Detailed information is provided on what to plant, how to plant, and where to plant. Much information is provided for the planting and care of trees, both forest and orchard types. Covers trees such as cottonwood, soft maple, willow, lombardy poplar, linden, walnut, butternut, ash, honey locust, larch, etc. Orchard types of trees include apple, pear, peach, cherry, etc. The section on trees provides information by county as well as when and how to prune the trees, uses for the wood, etc. Another section provides similar type of information for the planting, care, and cultivation of grapes, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, etc. This information is provided county by county with much helpful information. There are success stories provided by growers and planters who tell, in a practical way, where to plant, how far apart, how deep, etc. The advertisements are detailed and of interest, and while the planting is to be done in Nebraska, the advertisers are from Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York, and Nebraska. A very readable and informative booklet. Covers lightly soiled, light wear to spine and fore-edges, else very good copy.
Inventory Number: 24853