Synopses & Reviews
Every aspect of growing, identifying, harvesting, preserving, and using over 500 species of herbs is provided in this compendium. Home gardeners, commercial horticulturists, and academics will benefit from the vast knowledge and the 165 meticulous botanical drawings in this text. A typical herb profile provides a plant's botanical name and family, whether it is an annual or perennial, its height, hardiness, light requirements, water consumption, required soil type, and pH. The history of the plant, its chemistry, how to propagate it, and its culinary, landscape, and craft uses are also included.