Herbs are a wildly popular choice for gardeners; they are easy to grow and preserve and they have multiple benefits. Herbs add flavor to your recipes; enhance grilled meat, fish, and poultry; and can be used to make pestos, herb butters, and teas. In addition to the flavor benefits, herbs are used as a natural source for healing, and to add a fresh scent to any room. Judy Lowe makes it easy to decide what kind of herb garden you want to grow, with this beautifully illustrated book of themed herb gardens. More than a dozen specialty herb gardens are featured with a full-color, inspirational illustration of the “planting recipe” for your theme. Gardeners won’t know where to stop, once they get started with the beauty, scent, and flavor of herbs.
About the Author
Judy Lowe has been writing about gardening for more than twenty-five years. She has published ten previous books including All About Pruning, the Tennessee & Kentucky Gardener’s Guide, and Month-by-Month Gardening in Tennessee and Kentucky. Her articles have appeared in many magazines, including Woman’s Day and Southern Living. Her work has won awards from the Garden Writers Association, the National Garden Bureau, and many other groups.
Lowe has served as the garden editor of the Chattanooga Times-Free Press in Tennessee and The Christian Science Monitor in Boston. She has also been active in the Garden Writers Association, the professional group serving America’s garden writers and photographers, serving on the board for fourteen years and as president for two years.
Lowe became interested in gardening through her mother, who could grow anything. Although Judy had no idea that she would use horticulture knowledge professionally, that early background compelled her to study horticulture classes in college, while majoring in English. Putting both of these disciplines together = a garden writer!
Judy and her husband have lived—and gardened—in a number of places in the United States, and also overseas, giving her wide personal experience in growing herbs and other plants in many climates. Soon, Judy and her husband will move to South Carolina, where she will continue her garden experiences in a totally new climate.