With a range of over 700 species shown in 1,500 photographs, this guide gives information on each plant's chief characteristics and its principal herbal uses, from cookery to medicine, and beauty treatment to arts and crafts.
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Lesley Bremness changed careers after winning an herb garden design competition at the Chelsea Flower Show, London, in 1977. Since this success, she has written and presented her own television series, The World of Herbs, designed the herb garden for the Geffrye Museum in London, and traveled around the world studying exotic and lesser--known herbs. She is the author of the best selling Complete Book of Herbs, also published by Dorling Kindersley. Lesley Bremness maintains a keen interest in organic gardening, and her herb garden is open to the public. She also runs a garden design service specializing in sacred spaces.From Booklist:
This is the thirteenth volume in Dorling Kindersley's authoritative Eyewitness Handbooks, guides to the natural world. Here is probably the most comprehensive guide to herbs ever published; 700 species are covered, augmented by 1,500 color photographs. Each compact entry gives the herb's scientific family and species names; common species name; alternative common name from native regions; physical description; uses; unusual or notable features; habitat; uses; and related species, forms, varieties, or cultivars. Symbols indicate which parts of the plant are used (flower, leaf, root, bark, seed, etc.). The book is divided into six parts: trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals and biennials, vines, and other herbs (including fungi and non-seed-bearing plants). A lucid and informative introduction explains in detail the parts of herbs: leaves and stems; flowers; seeds, fruits, and nuts; roots; bark, woods, and resin; and essential oils. The introduction also offers tips on using herbs in cooking, their healing powers, herbs with other applications, and herb gardens. This visual guide to the world's herbs is a gem; no gardener should be without it. George Cohen
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Descrizione libro DK, 1994. Flexibound. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110751310220
Descrizione libro DK, 1994. Flexibound. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0751310220
Descrizione libro DK. FLEXIBOUND. Condizione libro: New. 0751310220 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.2024032