A treasure not to be missed! Circular 170 of the Agricultural Experiment Station, published by the Horticulture Department at UIUC in 1914. Copies were distributed "free to anyone in Illinois who will sign a promise to do some permanent ornamental planting within a year." Learn all about the "gaudy way" vs. the "Illinois way;" why the Illinois farmer's wife was discouraged from having a separate flower garden; and why growing gladiolas builds character in Illinois farm children! The text is as charming as the photos!