Author(s): THURMAN PETER
Long used as remedies and in cooking, the herbs that are grown today grown for ornamental purposes and for culinary use can be among the most attractive and rewarding of all garden plants. This compact and fully practical guide considers the historical background and provides easy to follow advice on the creation of a modern herb garden to produce herbs for diverse purposes. The detailed alphabetical directory presents a wide range of the best herbs to grow and some of their many uses. Most plants are illustrated in colour to enable them to be readily identified when choosing and purchasing. Each directory entry contains a description, comments on different varieties, suggestions for their successful cultivtion and data on size, suitable soil conditions and ideal sites. The many straightforward checklists summarise herbs under a range of handy headings and for various special purposes, from teas and pot-pourris to decorative herbs and types for special garden conditions and containers. There are also useful lists of addresses of gardens to visit and suppliers.