Herbs by Patrick Lima
The Complete Gardener's Guide

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When first published, Herbs was extremely well received and set a new standard of excellence for gardening books. Turid Forsyth's photographs and watercolor illustrations capture all the beauty and detail of these fascinating and practical plants, and Patrick Lima's highly entertaining text is chock-full of clear information, helpful advice and wry anecdotes.

The book covers:

Selecting and growing herbs Soil Perennial kitchen herbs, such as horseradish, oregano, bay leaf and rosemary Annual and biennial kitchen herbs, such as basil, chili peppers and parsley Varieties of thyme Varieties of sage Seeds and sprouts, including anise, caraway, coriander and cumin Alliums, including chives, leeks, onions, garlic and shallots Leafy herbs, such as arugula and watercress Herbs for blending and brewing, such as mint, chamomile and bergamot Fragrant herbs, such as old roses and lavender Gathering wild herbs

Special sections outline how to use herbs to add color to flowerbeds and how to propagate, preserve and grow herbs indoors. The book concludes with 16 delicious recipes that make the most of fresh herbs.

This beautiful book combines the wisdom of two longtime gardeners, creating a comprehensive reference that any gardener will enjoy and use regularly.

 

About Patrick Lima

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Patrick Lima is a noted organic gardener based in Ontario and the author of several books, including of The Art of Perennial Gardening. John Scanlan's photographs have appeared in many books and magazines.
 
Published April 25, 2012 by Firefly Books. 224 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Cooking, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Leafy, flowering vines and kitchen herbs, seeds, pods, bulbs and all things herbal are showcased in this expansive study. Lima (The Art of Perennial Gardening) an

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Leafy, flowering vines and kitchen herbs, seeds, pods, bulbs and all things herbal are showcased in this expansive study. Lima (The Art of Perennial Gardening) an

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With some basic but not comprehensive know-how ("This 3-foot North American herb [anise-hyssop] wants a place in the middle of a bed of tea herbs or perennials"), the book offers facts and aesthetic appreciation, and as such will primarily benefit cognoscenti.

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