Rhetoric and Roses: A History of Canadian Gardening 1900-1930 by Edwinna von Baeyer
4to. pp. ix, , 197. many b/w illustrations. bibliography. index. hardcover cloth. dw. (fine condition). [Markham]: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, .
ISBN-10: 0889029830 / ISBN-13: 9780889029835
In a land as fertile and rich with the bounty of its farm and timberlands, it is not surprising that the history of gardening and gardening movements in Canada is a story at once as colourful, and fascinating as that of the country itself. And at no time in the history of Canada was the subject more closely intertwined with the recreational, educational, and social fabrics of our own daily lives than in the early years of the present century. Here is the uniquely Canadian story of the development of ornamental and civic gardens, of public parks and parkways that goes hand in hand with the growth of towns and cities across the land, of Canada's "railway gardens", championed by the Canadian Pacific as a beckoning, floral advertisements of the fertility and hospitality of the Canadian west