75 Exceptional Herbs For Your Garden

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Gardening expert Jack Staub continues his stimulating series on unique additions to your garden with 75 Exceptional Herbs for Your Garden. With fascinating facts, unexpected lore-including its ancient medicinal and culinary employment-elegant prose, and beautiful watercolor illustrations by Ellen Buchert, this keepsake volume offers up 75 of the most extraordinary herbs available. Sometimes masquerading as common denizens of our fields and forests, these are plants that will not only decorate our gardens, but ...

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Overview

Gardening expert Jack Staub continues his stimulating series on unique additions to your garden with 75 Exceptional Herbs for Your Garden. With fascinating facts, unexpected lore-including its ancient medicinal and culinary employment-elegant prose, and beautiful watercolor illustrations by Ellen Buchert, this keepsake volume offers up 75 of the most extraordinary herbs available. Sometimes masquerading as common denizens of our fields and forests, these are plants that will not only decorate our gardens, but will capture the imagination of any gardener or cook!

Be sure to look for this book's equally captivating companion volumes: 75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden and 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden.

Jack Staub is one of the country's leading experts on fruit and vegetable gardening. He frequently lectures on the subject, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines and print publications, including Country Living, Fine Gardening, and The New York Times. He is also a featured guest on NPR. You can learn more about Jack and Hortulus Farms at http://hortulusfarmdiary.blogspot.com.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781423602514
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 8/8/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Staub is one of the country's leading experts on fruit and vegetable gardening. He frequently lectures on the subject, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines and print publications, including Country Living, Fine Gardening, and The New York Times. He is also a featured guest on NPR. You can learn more about Jack and Hortulus Farms at http://hortulusfarmdiary.blogspot.com.

Each of these illustrations was drawn in pen and ink and colored with watercolor paints on cotton museum board. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States.

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"Happy the age, to which we moderns give The name of 'golden,' when men chose to live On woodland fruits; and for their medicines took Herbs from the field, and simples from the brook." -Ovid, Metamorphoses, Lib.

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Table of Contents

Contents Introduction 9

1. Angelica 14

2. Anise 16

3. Basil 19

4. Bay Laurel 23

5. Bergamot (Scarlet)26

6. Betony 30

7. Bistort 33

8. Borage 36

9. Burnet (Salad) 39

10. Caraway 42

11. Chamomile (German) 45

12. Chamomile (Roman) 45

13. Chervil 51

14. Chives 54

15. Cilantro (Coriander)57

16. Clary Sage 61

17. Comfrey (Russian) 65

18. Costmary 67

19. Cumin 71

20. Curry Plant 73

21. Dandelion 77

22. Dill 79

23. Dock (Blood-Veined) 83

24. Dock (Yellow) 83

25. Elecampane 87

26. Epazote 90

27. Fennel 93

28. Fenugreek 97

29. Feverfew 100

30. Tansy 100

31. Garden Cress 105

32. Watercress 105

33. Indian Cress (Nasturtium 'Alaska') 105

34. Garlic 113

35. Good King Henry116

36. Horehound 119

37. Horseradish 122

38. Hyssop 125

39. Lavender 128

40. Lemon Balm 'All Gold' 133

41. Lemongrass 135

42. Lemon Verbena 139

43. Licorice 141

44. Lovage 145

45. Marigold 148

46. Marjoram 'Creeping Golden' 153

47. Oregano 153

48. Oregano (Cuban) 153

49. Marsh Mallow 159

50. Meadowsweet 163

51. Mullein (Great) 165

52. Mustard 168

53. Parsley (Curly-leaved)173

54. Parsley (Flat-leaved)173

55. Peppermint 177

56. Spearmint 177

57. Purslane (Golden)183

58. Rampion 185

59. Rocket (Arugula) 189

60. Rosemary 191

61. Rue 195

62. Saffron 199

63. Sage (Golden) 201

64. Sage (Pineapple) 201

65. Shiso (Purple) 206

66. Soapwort 209

67. Summer Savory 212

68. Winter Savory 212

69. Stevia 217

70. Tarragon (French) 221

71. Thyme (Garden) 223

72. Thyme (Lemon 'Silver Queen') 223

73. Wormwood 228

74. Southernwood 228

75. Mugwort 228

Bibliography 236

Resources 239

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