Llewellyn's 2018 Herbal Almanac: Gardening, Cooking, Health, Crafts, Myth & Lore

Llewellyn's 2018 Herbal Almanac: Gardening, Cooking, Health, Crafts, Myth & Lore

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Llewellyn's 2018 Herbal Almanac: Gardening, Cooking, Health, Crafts, Myth & Lore by Monica Crosson, Jill Henderson, Natalie Zaman, Elizabeth Barrette

With recipes, crafts, gardening tips, and herbal lore, Llewellyn’s Herbal Almanac has provided new ideas and perspectives for gardeners and herb lovers for almost twenty years. Enjoy many fun and easy ways to enrich your cooking and crafting, from recipes for bread, jam, and candies to how-to guides on landscaping, creating decorations and holiday ornaments, and much more. This year’s almanac provides dozens of captivating articles, featuring health and beauty methods, the history and modern uses of various herbs, and special tips, facts, and recommended resources. Use hands-on projects and ingredients you can grow yourself to fill your year with herbal delight.

  • Explore xeriscaping and growing succulents
  • Create home decor with things found in nature
  • Discover herb profiles on rosemary, dandelions, and yarrow
  • Cook with plant-based proteins, edible flowers, and early spring greens
  • Build a miniature greenhouse and butterfly boxes
  • Use weeds for first aid
  • Optimize your planting schedule

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738737805
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 07/08/2017
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 539,465
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Llewellyn Publications has grown and expanded into new areas of personal growth and transformation since it began as the Portland School of Astrology in 1901. Along with the strong line of astrology books the company was founded upon, Llewellyn publishes books on everything from alternative health and healing, Wicca and Paganism, to metaphysics and the paranormal-and since 1994 has published a growing list of Spanish-language titles.

Llewellyn has long been know as one of America's leading publishers of New Age books, producing a wide variety of valuable tools for transformation of the mind, body and spirit. Reach for the Moon-and discover that self-help and spiritual growth is what Llewellyn is all about.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction to Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Growing and Gathering Herbs
How to Grow Milk and Eggs in Your Garden
by Monica Crosson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Xeriscaping with Herbs by Jill Henderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Living Juicy: An Introduction to Succulent Plants
by Natalie Zaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Rosemary for Remembrance
by Elizabeth Barrette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Cultivating Your Own Hybrid Tea Roses
by Estha K. V. McNevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Foraging for Wild Berries: Why They Are
So Good for You by Corina Sahlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
A Calendar for Sowing Herb Seeds
by Kathy Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Culinary Herbs
Thai Basil: Tiny Leaves but a Whole World of Flavor
by Anne Sala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Green Gifts of Spring by Susan Pesznecker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Dandelions by Suzanne Ress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Bread and Jam for Beginners by Deborah Castellano . . . . . . 117
Herbal Candies by Diana Rajchel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Edible Flowers by Charlie Rainbow Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Herbs for Health and Beauty

Herbs for Eye Health by James Kambos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Wild and Weedy First Aid by Doreen Shababy . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Plant-Based Proteins and Meatless Meals:
Not Just for Rabbits Anymore by Mireille Blacke . . . . . 165
Holistic Dentistry by Stacy M. Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Herbal Remedies: What’s Essential for Every Age
and Stage of Life by Sally Cragin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Beauty Begins in the Garden: Make Your Own
Hair and Skin Treatments by JD Hortwort . . . . . . . . . . 195

Herb Crafts
The Power of Pomegranates: So Much More Than
Seasonal Decor by Tess Whitehurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Easy Miniature Greenhouses by Melanie Marquis . . . . . . . . 211
Seasonal Assemblage Art by Lupa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
An Ornament for Every Season by Laurel Reufner . . . . . . . 229
Create a Butterfly Garden with Your Kids
by Thea Fiore-Bloom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Creating the Minimal Garden by Emyme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247

Herb History, Myth, and Lore
The Marshmallow Plant: A Long, Sweet History
by Sandra Kynes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Native American Plant Lore
of the Great Lakes Region by Calantirniel . . . . . . . . . . 261
Deep in the Wooded Glens: An Armchair Herbalist’s
Tour of Circe’s House and Garden
by Linda Raedisch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
The History and Healing of Tulips by Tiffany Lazic . . . . . . 279
Why Grow Yarrow? by Ember Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287

Moon Signs, Phases, and Tables
The Quarters and Signs of the Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
January–December Moon Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

Dates to Destroy Weeds and Pests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310

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