The Ornamental Herb Garden

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Conran Octopus, Mar 20, 2002 - Gardening - 96 pages
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"...guides you through every stage of cultivation, from designing the garden to achieving a healthy crop"--House Beautiful

Everyone knows that herbs heal and make food delicious, but have you considered how they can add to the beauty of your garden? From simple window boxes to color-themed borders to traditional knot gardens, these plans will open your eyes to the ornamental possibilities of these versatile plants. As always, good design is the essential starting point, and this guide will take you through every stage of the process: siting, choosing a layout, constructing paths and walls, and embellishing the plot with seats, sundials, statuary, and topiary. There's detailed information on planting, and advice on making the most of their colors, shapes, textures, and scents. Eight specially photographed case studies of established herb gardens show how all these elements come together to produce a magnificent and enviable garden, and a plant directory selects and describes fifty of the very best herbs.

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Catherine Mason is an art historian at work on a book about computers and artistic practice in art schools and academic institutions.

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