Horticulture techniques at the turn of the 20th century. Originally published 1900. They copyrighted 1914 - 1917 for a set of six. Illustrated with colored plates, four thousand engravings in the text, and ninety-six full page cuts. A discussion, for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, fancy, fruit and for vegetables: with keys to the natural families and genera, descriptions of the horticultural capabilities of the states and provinces and dependent islands, and sketches of eminent horticulturists. By the 1930's The 3 volume set was considered standard reading text at Universities.