Gardening expert Jack Staub continues his stimulating series on unique additions to your garden with 75 Exceptional Herbs for Your Garden....
|Title||:||75 Exceptional Herbs For Your Garden|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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75 Exceptional Herbs For Your Garden Reviews
First of all, this is a very nice-looking book. Fabric covers, art-deco lettering, lovely illustrations for each plant. It looks like it would have been published decades ago, not just 5 years ago. On top of that, it's just a good read. I actually read it cover to cover because although it is a list, it is written in a very conversational style, with each entry providing an explanation of the name of the herb, a look at its history and historical uses, and then modern knowledge and use about it (including things like vitamin and other nutrient content). Most of them also have a suggestion for how to use it. I know lots more about herbs than I did before, including the fact that I need a much bigger herb garden. :)
This brightened one of the darker, colder months for me with lovely, chatty descriptions of 75 herbs. For each entry, the author begins with the etymology of the herb's name (often very interesting), and goes on to relate a bit of herbal history, including what antique or ancient authors believed the herb to be useful for. Then he rounds out each description with a note on the herb's 'real' uses - that is, medicinal or therapeutic effects that more modern studies show the herb to possess. Each entry is illustrated.Very pleasant reading, and a physically lovely book to have on the shelf for reference.
I loved everything about this book - the solid, heavy blue cloth binding, the arts and crafts lettering, the satisfying heft of the book in my hand, the full color plates, and the delightfully ornate and witty prose (he had me at "weedy ubiquity") full of useful and interesting information. Highly recommended for everyone who loves plants, words, and a well-crafted book.
Basic overview for each herb with colored sketches as illustrations.Includes a short bibliography and list of websites.
Beautiful, simple book of herbs. So pretty I want to cut out some of the pictures and frame them.