Smithsonian Handbooks: Herbs

Smithsonian Handbooks: Herbs

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789493910
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 12/20/2002
Series: Smithsonian Handbooks Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lesley Bremness changed careers after winning an herb garden design competition at the Chelsea Flower Show, London. Since that success, she has written and presented her own TV series, The World of Herbs, and has traveled around the world studying exotic and lesser-known herbs. She is the author of several books, including the bestselling Complete Book of Herbs. Lesley is also an avid organic gardener.

Table of Contents

Foreword6
How This Book Works9
What Is an Herb?10
Leaves and Stems12
Flowers14
Seeds, Fruits, and Nuts16
Roots18
Bark, Wood, and Resin20
Essential Oils22
Using Herbs in Cooking24
Healing Herbs26
Herbs for Other Uses29
Herb Gardens30
Trees32
Shrubs92
Herbaceous Perennials136
Annuals and Biennials228
Vines276
Other Herbs286
Glossary293
Index294
Acknowledgments304

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