The Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance

The Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance

by Thomas DeBaggio, Arthur O. Tucker
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The Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance by Thomas DeBaggio, Arthur O. Tucker

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604691344
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 604
Sales rank: 360,934
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

DeBaggio's Herb Farm and Nursery, founded by Thomas DeBaggio in Arlington, VA in 1975 and now located in Chantilly, VA, is a celebration of herbs both classic and new — and the people who love them. DeBaggio wrote extensively for leading gardening and herb magazines, including The Herb Companion until diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 1999. He is also the author of Growing Herbs from Seed Cutting and Root: An Adventure in Small Miracles, and, with Susan Belsinger, The Basil Book: An Herb Lover's Guide. In 2000, DeBaggio passed his legacy on to his son, Francesco and wrote two books on his experiences with the early stages of his disease. He died in 2011.
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.

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Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Cellabella More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago