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The Complete Book of Herbs is a comprehensive, practical and inspirational guide to growing and using herbs indoors and out. Both a refernece book and a sourcebook of ideas, it reveals the enormous potential of these versatile and rewarding plants.

To help you identify herbs and select those you want to grow, The Complete Book of Herbs includes a full-color photographic guide to over 100 herbs, featuring full notes on cultivation and traditional and present-day usage.

The Complete Book of Herbs abounds with imaginative ways of enjoying herbs. It includes over 80 delicious recipes for everything from fish and meat to salads and desserts. It explores the therapeutic properties of essential herbal oils, and offers easy-to-follow recipes for herbal cosmetics for the skin, hair and bath.

There are idea for making colorful fragrant decorations and gifts, as well as traditional mathods of making herbal dyes, papers and potpourri. The Complete Book of Herbs also provides original and adaptable designs for creating and planting your own herb garden.

Fully illustrated throughout and packed with information and ideas, The Complete Book of Herbs will help you derive the maximum benefit and pleasure from growing and using herbs.

About the Author

A keen interest in organic gardening first attracted Lesley Bremness to the idea of growing herbs. She now runs a thriving herb and cottage flower nersery and garden design service at her home in Suffolk, England, cultivating a wide range of familiar and lesser known herbs.

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Robbie McDowell, August 7, 2012 (view all comments by Robbie McDowell)
We recently just started growing our own herbs, for use in the kitchen and in the home, and we wanted something that could help us with our new obsession. This book is a wonderful guide for those who are making a change in their lifestyle and incorporating historically used natural remedies. I would imagine that even for those who aren't beginners, this would be a wonderful resource.

The book includes detailed pictures, uses, and historical information for each herb. There is a great section towards the end of the book that includes recipes for cooking, making beauty products, and household uses. It goes beyond the grown herb's usefulness, and begins the book with garden design and examples of beautiful herb gardens from around the world.

The name is indicative of this book, and if you are looking for a tangible resource with everything at your fingertips, this is the book that you need in your collection.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670818945
Subtitle:
A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs
Author:
Bremness, Lesley
Publisher:
Studio
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Herb gardening
Subject:
Herbs -- Utilization.
Subject:
General Cooking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 281.
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19881001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
20.00 x 20.00 x 20.00 in 2.83 lb

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