Winter Garden, The - Hc by H. Peter Loewer

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For centuries, wild plants have been used to treat wounds and infections, relieve pain and strengthen the immune system. The recent attention to so-called ?alternative treatments? to every kind of disease and ailment has resulted in a renewed vigor for information on plants that heal. In this encyclopedic field guide, herbalist Anny Schneider invites us to discover the medicinal properties of plants that grow around us.Each entry is accompanied by a photograph for easy identification.(May, 2002)

 

About H. Peter Loewer

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Peter Loewer has written for all the national gardening magazines, and is the author and illustrator of several gardening books, including The Wild Gardener, which was deemed one of the 75 Great Gardening Books by the American Horticultural Society. His radio show, The Wild Gardener, can be heard on National Public Radio in western North Carolina. He sits on the board of the JC Raulston Arboretum, and his work is in the permanent collection of Carnegie Mellon's Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation. Larry Mellichamp is a professor of botany and horticulture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he has taught for over 30 years. He is also director of the University's botanical gardens. He has written many technical and popular articles on plants and gardening, appears regularly in the local media, and has co-authored three other books.
 
Published August 1, 1997 by Stackpole Books. 208 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Gardeners traditionally turn their creative energies toward attractive warm-season displays and ignore the cooler months. Loewer and Mellichamp concentrate on extending garden interest through the win

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