This meticulously researched compendium provides every aspect of growing, identifying, harvesting, preserving, and using more than 500 species of herbs. Thorough profiles provide a plant's botanical name and family, whether it is an annual or perennial, its height, hardiness, light requirements, water consumption, required soil type, and pH. The often fascinating history of the plant, the chemistry of its essential oils, and its culinary, landscape, and craft uses are also included, as is advice on how to propagate.
For the first edition of their work, both authors received The Gertrude B. Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature from the Herb Society of America. This new edition adds important species and includes updated nomenclature.
|Publisher:||Timber Press, Incorporated|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||9 MB|
About the Author
Art Tucker is a botanist specializing in the identification and chemistry of plants of flavor, fragrance, and medicine. He is the Research Professor and Director of the Claude E. Phillips Herbarium.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This large volume contains specific information on thousands of herb cultivars and varieties, including oil content and GRAS (generally accepted as safe) status. Invaluable info for the serious grower. Color photos would be nice but the line drawings are more detailed than many color photos I've seen on other books.
This is an excellent reference book to have in your library. I especially enjoy having the book on my nook as I always have an herbal reference book handy.