Synopses & Reviews
Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
About the Author
Lesley Bremness changed careers after winning an herb garden design competition at the Chelsea Flower Show, London, in 1977. Since this success, she has written and presented her own television series, The World of Herbs, designed the herb garden for the Geffrye Museum in London, and traveled around the world studying exotic and lesser-known herbs. She is the author of the best selling Complete Book of Herbs, also published by Dorling Kindersley. Lesley Bremness maintains a keen interest in organic gardening, and her herb garden is open to the public. She also runs a garden design service specializing in sacred spaces.
Table of Contents
How this book works -- What is an herb? -- Leaves and stems -- Flowers -- Seeds, fruits, and nuts -- Roots -- Bark, wood, and resin -- Essential oils -- Using herbs in cooking -- Healing herbs -- Herbs for other uses -- Herb gardens -- Trees -- Shrubs -- Herbaceous perennials -- Annuals and biennials -- Vines -- Other herbs.