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Herbs the Complete Gardeners Guideby Patrick Lima
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When first published, Herbs was extremely well received and set a new standard of excellence for gardening books. Turid Forsyth's photographs and watercolor illustrations capture all the beauty and detail of these fascinating and practical plants, and Patrick Lima's highly entertaining text is chock-full of clear information, helpful advice and wry anecdotes.
The book covers: Selecting and growing herbsSoilPerennial kitchen herbs, such as horseradish, oregano, bay leaf and rosemaryAnnual and biennial kitchen herbs, such as basil, chili peppers and parsleyVarieties of thymeVarieties of sageSeeds and sprouts, including anise, caraway, coriander and cuminAlliums, including chives, leeks, onions, garlic and shallotsLeafy herbs, such as arugula and watercressHerbs for blending and brewing, such as mint, chamomile and bergamotFragrant herbs, such as old roses and lavenderGathering wild herbs
Special sections outline how to use herbs to add color to flowerbeds and how to propagate, preserve and grow herbs indoors. The book concludes with 16 delicious recipes that make the most of fresh herbs.
This beautiful book combines the wisdom of two longtime gardeners, creating a comprehensive reference that any gardener will enjoy and use regularly.
Book News Annotation:
Herb expert Patrick Lima, who gardens in Ontario, Canada, explores the beauty and the many uses of both annual and perennial culinary herbs, with separate chapters on some of the major families and groupings including thymes, sages, onions and aromatic seeds, salad herbs, herbs for teas, fragrance, and garden color. Color photographs throughout.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An illustrated gardening book on how to grow herbs and use them in cooking and teas. The volume is both comprehensive and beautiful.
Herbs sets a new standard of excellence for illustrated gardening books. Turid Forsyth's photographs and watercolor illustrations capture all the beauty and detail of these fascinating and practical plants. Patrick Lima's highly readable and entertaining text, chock-full of helpful advice and wry anecdotal observations, packs the maximum amount of information in the most accessible and enjoyable form.
Chapters are devoted to: Selecting and Growing Herbs, Soil, Perennial Kitchen Herbs, Thyme, Alliums, Herbs to Blend and Brew, Herbs for Fragrance, Growing Herbs Indoors, Cooking with Fresh Herbs and Gathering Wild Herbs. A chapter is devoted to herbs with seeds such as caraway, chives, coriander, cress, mustard and poppy and another to sages for seasoning and teas as well as for adding color to the flowerbed.
This volume, as beautiful as it is useful, combines the wisdom of two longtime gardeners to make Herbs, The Complete Gardener's Guide, a delightful and essential addition to any gardener's library.
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