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Creating a Herb Gardenby Jessica Houdret
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Full descriptions and information on the history and traditions of the herb.
Herbs are a diverse and versatile body of plants, which have been appreciated through the centuries for their many uses. Creating a Herb Garden explains herbal history and how the western tradition of herb gardens began. Themed gardens, such as a medieval garden, a Shakespearean garden and a pot-pourri herb garden, are described with planting plans and plant lists so you can create your own esthetically pleasing style of herb garden.
Invaluable information on how to choose your herbs to suit your location is given, with advice on laying out the garden and creating decorative features, with step-by-step sequences as well as useful gardening techniques. Harvesting, storing and the myriad uses of herbs are clearly explained with recipes for flavored oils, vinegars, teas, poultices and other therapeutic concoctions.
An inspirational but practical guide, Creating a Herb Garden is beautifully illustrated with over 250 color photographs.
Practical advice on all aspects of grwoing herbs, including choosing, propagation, planting, training, care, and maintenance.
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