With vivid stories and an infectious delight in the garden, Jo Ann Gardner shares her wisdom and useful tips on planting, growing, and harvesting more than 90 different kinds of herbs.
Every gardener will benefit from the author’s intimate knowledge of herbs and their histories, growing needs, and uses in the kitchen and home. The wisdom she shareswith vivid stories, a self-deprecating wit, and an infectious delight in the gardenwill be useful to herb growers living anywhere in the United States or Canada. Included in this practical guide is instruction on: • Planting, caring for, and propagating herbs indoors, outdoors, and in containers • Harvesting, drying, and preserving herbs, flowers, and seeds • Two dozen ways to use herbs in the home, from aromatherapy and infusions to vinegars and wreaths • Landscaping with herbs, with plans for a harvest bed, rose garden, and other themed gardens • The growing needs and unique uses of more than 90 herbs, along with favorite recipes “Readers from all regions will benefit from these simple strategies for dealing with common problems.” Booklist
|Publisher:||Countryman Press, The|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Jo Ann Gardner has been growing, preserving, and baking with small fruit for over forty years. She and her husband, Jigs, operated a small hand/horsepowered farm on a remote peninsula on Cape Breton Island, Canada, which inspired books, articles, and lectures beginning in 1978. Together they wrote
Gardens of Use and Delight, describing how they transformed a bare farm into a lush landscape using simple methods. Jo Ann and Jigs now live in Westport,
New York, in the Champlain Valley where they have established a small farm with extensive gardens.