Author(s): LAWTON BARBARA PERRY
The family of Mints consists of a surprising variety of plants that have been long valued for their herbal and ornamental uses, from rosemary, sage and thyme to lavender and peppermint. Most mints are easy to grow and highly resistant to pests and diseases, which adds to their garden value. This book, now in paperback, is the first to survey all members of that family. Written in a friendly and accessible style, the book features chapters on history and lore, modern uses, cultivation, distinctive characteristics and classification, a catalogue of species and cultivars in 67 genera and a glossary.
"'A fascinating book for anyone interested in herbs, whether for their culinary value or their ornamental offerings.' - The Wisley Bookshop 'She...raises mint appreciation to a new level.' - The Journal, Newcastle Upon Tyne"
Barbara Perry Lawton has served as editor and manager of publications for the Missouri Botanical Garden, president of the Garden Writers Association of America and weekly garden columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.