Herbs: The Complete Gardener's Guide

Author(s): Patrick Lima


Herbs sets a new standard of excellence for illustrated gardening books. Turid Forsyth's photographs and watercolor illustrations capture all the beauty and detail of these fascinating and practical plants. Patrick Lima's highly readable and entertaining text, chock-full of helpful advice and wry anecdotal observations, packs the maximum amount of information in the most accessible and enjoyable form.

Chapters are devoted to: "Selecting and Growing Herbs," "Soil," "Perennial Kitchen Herbs," "Thyme," "Alliums," "Herbs to Blend and Brew," "Herbs for Fragrance," "Growing Herbs Indoors," "Cooking with Fresh Herbs" and "Gathering Wild Herbs." A chapter is devoted to herbs with seeds such as caraway, chives, coriander, cress, mustard and poppy and another to sages for seasoning and teas as well as for adding color to the flowerbed.

This volume, as beautiful as it is useful, combines the wisdom of two longtime gardeners to make Herbs, The Complete Gardener's Guide, a delightful and essential addition to any gardener's library.


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Patrick Lima shares his gardening secrets and strategies he has gleaned from carving out a garden in Ontario's Bruce Peninsula. He is the author of "The Art of Perennial Gardening" and "The Harrowsmith Perennial Garden."

General Fields

  • : 9781552096246
  • : Firefly Books Ltd
  • : Firefly Books Ltd
  • : 1.093
  • : November 2001
  • : 280mm X 228mm X 19mm
  • : Canada
  • : April 2001
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patrick Lima
  • : Paperback
  • : Turid Forsyth
  • : English
  • : 635.7
  • : 2004558823
  • : 224
  • : 400 colour photographs and illustrations