Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses

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Dorling Kindersley, 1995 - Herb gardening - 424 pages
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This most authoritative work on the subject of herbs contains more than 1,500 color photos of herbs found both in the wild and in cultivation, accompanied by a description of each herb and tips on growing and harvesting. Bown also includes practical advice on planning and cultivating an herb garden and the various uses of herbs in cooking and medicine.

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User Review  - ruric - LibraryThing

Gorgeously illustrated and informative encyclopedia. Split into 6 mains sections. 1. History & current: history of herbs, list of major herbals, plant classifications & restrictions. 2. Designing a ... Read full review

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A comprehensive list of herbs and their uses. Has sections on folklore and myth, herbs throughout history, books published about herbs, herb gardens, container gardens, and medicinal uses of herbs ... Read full review


White Bed with Herbs
Herbs in Containers
Medicinal Uses of Herbs

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About the author (1995)

For the first edition of "Aroids", Deni undertook a solo round-the-world aroid hunting trip, venturing into the rainforests of Sumatra looking for the spectacular "Amorphophallus titanum". She has photographed botanic gardens in Europe, the United States, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, and Australia, and is also a regular researcher and photographer at both Kew and Edinburgh. Deni is married with 5 children, and is currently at work on developing a 6-acre garden devoted mainly to culinary, medicinal, and aromatic plants, which of course includes some aroids.

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