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In Herbal Bouquets, best-selling authors Emelie Tolley and Chris Mead return to celebrate another aspect of their most popular subject.
Illustrated with stunning color photographs, their new book begins with a section on selecting and gathering the best plants, whether from your own garden or from roadsides and open fields. Emelie reveals which herbs have particularly nice flowers or foliage and offers detailed descriptions of her eight favorites, including poppies, peonies, and hydrangeas, with specific growing information for each.
Next, Emelie shows how to preserve and dry herbal plants for use in long-lasting arrangements, how to choose an appropriate container, and how to create a variety of stylish bouquets, from country to urbane.
Finally the book's 15 projects and recipes (a refreshing Lavender Linen Spray a lovely straw Garden Hat, and traditional May Wine, for instance) are wonderful reminders that herbs have a place in the home beyond the kitchen