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The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbsby Lesley Bremness
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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.
With more than 340,000 copies sold in hardcover, this essential, full-color resource is now available in paperback. Revealing the enormous potential of herbs, this sourcebook includes information on planting, growing, and harvesting herbs, as well as the main uses of herbs. It also offers an exhaustive identification guide, recipes, ideas for gifts, and much more.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281) and index.
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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