landscaping, horticulture department, South Dakota
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Every unlandscaped home in South Dakota, whether in town or in the country, whether an humble cottage or a pretentious mansion, can be made attractive by the proper planting of trees, shrubs, vines, flowers and lawns. South Dakota has lagged behind in the beautifying of its home grounds, especially farm homes, as has been the case in practically all the more recently developed agricultural states. There are thousands upon thousands of our rural homes without a sign of a tree, shrub, vine or flower about the house. This condition does not exist because ornamentals cannot be grown, for there is ample proof that they can be successfully grown in all parts of the state. The fact that there is such a high percentage of renters on our farms accounts for part of the neglect in home ground beautification but the reason for by far the greater part of this neglect is simply that our people "haven't gotten around to it yet."
Ford, A. L., "Beautifying the Home Grounds" (1929). SDSU Extension Circulars. 279.