The Herb Gardener
A Guide for All SeasonsBook - 1995
Which herbs grow best in a cool and shady spots? When is the proper time to prune lavender plants? What are the important factors to consider when designing a decorative herb garden? How often should rosemary plants be watered? Which herbs are the easiest to start indoors from seed?
You have questions, The Herb Gardener has answers. With this full-color, heavily illustrated herbal reference, botanist and author Susan McClure will make you a master at growing herbs in all kinds of situations, from a few indoor containers to a large, decorative garden.
Every conceivable aspect of herb growing is covered in precise detail, including choosing a garden location, creating a garden theme and design, evaluating and improving your soil, companion planting, propagation, pruning, and trouble-shooting.
Baker & Taylor
Offers advice on designing an herb garden, recommends a variety of popular herbs, and discusses cultivation and special gardening conditions
Brimming with superb color photographs, this volume provides expert guidance on gardening with herbs. Chapters address siting the garden; designing formal and informal gardens; propagating; safely controlling pests and diseases; harvesting and preserving herbs for cooking and crafts; and overwintering herbs, with details on planting and caring for some 75 herbs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Blackwell North Amer
Which herbs grow best in a cool and shady spot? When is the proper time to prune lavender plants? What are the important factors to consider when designing a decorative herb garden? How often should rosemary plants be watered? Which herbs are the easiest to start indoors from seed?
Every herb gardener has specific problems and questions such as these. In The Herb Gardener, botanist and author Susan McClure provides the accurate, insightful answers that all herb growers - experienced or not - need and want.
In five sections illustrated with full-color drawings and photographs, The Herb Gardener explains how to grow herbs in all kinds of situations, from a few indoor containers to a large and varied garden. Complete instructions are given on every conceivable aspect of herbs, including choosing garden locations, themes, and designs; evaluating and improving soils; companion planting; propagation; minimizing maintenance; pruning; and troubleshooting.
Herb projects are offered for every season. These fun, fully explained and illustrated projects include planting a strawberry pot or a wire basket, drying and freezing herbs, and making herbal mixtures. Recipes are included for teas, pestos, vinegars, herb butters, sweet herbs, and herb sugars. A variety of homemade potpourris, sachets, and herbal wreaths are described and depicted.