The Herbalist's Garden: A Guided Tour of 10 Exceptional Herb Gardens : The People Who Grow Them and the Plants That Inspire Them

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Storey Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Gardening - 229 pages
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Ten years ago, Shatoiya de la Tour settled on a 2 1/2 acre plot of rocky clay soil in northern California and began herb gardening. Today, people come From around the world to visit the lush, enchanting theme gardens at Dry Creek Herb Farm, created by Shatoiya and her husband, Richard. Besides hosting visitors at their own gardens, they lead tours of the herb gardens of New England every summer. Out of their love for herb gardening and for their friends within the herb-growing community comes this insider's look at the gardens of ten leading North American herbalists.

The authors introduce the reader to these gifted herbalist-gardeners and shore their stories of how their gardens were envisioned, planned, and made a reality. This personal tour of such enchanted and well-known places as Sage Mountain in Vermont (Rosemary Gladstar's wild garden); Caprilands (the Queen Mother of all herb gardens, created by the late, much-adored Adelma Simmons); and Plimoth Plantation (where horticulturist John Forti has recreated the historical gardens of the pilgrims) will inspire readers to create their own dream gardens.

Accompanied by full-color photographs and an illustrated garden plan, each chapter is filled with the distinctive vision, creative solutions, and gardening secrets of some of the most talented herbalists in the business. These accomplished gardeners share their difficulties, joys, choices, practices, favorite herbs with growing tips, and favorite recipes, both culinary and medicinal. This book is a beautiful and special glimpse into the world of the herbalist.

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Review: The Herbalist's Garden: A Guided Tour of 10 Exceptional Herb Gardens: The People Who Grow Them and the Plants That Inspire Them

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

I rarely come across a gardening book that I want to read from cover to cover, instead of just looking at the pictures and reading bits and pieces. I started reading the introduction in this book, and ... Read full review

Review: The Herbalist's Garden: A Guided Tour of 10 Exceptional Herb Gardens: The People Who Grow Them and the Plants That Inspire Them

User Review  - Jane H - Goodreads

Beautiful, inspiring book. I also loved the fact that each gardener chose 3 herbs to highlight. Just enough information to make me think I can grow and use more herbs. Read full review

Contents

Dry Creek Herb Farm Learning Center
13
Rosemary Gladstars Sage Mountain
41
Deer Run Herb Sanctuary
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