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Herbs: Gardens, Decorations, and Recipes Paperback – August 11, 1998

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With more than 500 full-color photographs, from formal and cottage gardens to wreaths and potpourris to main courses and desserts, Herbs is a comprehensive and singularly beautiful celebration of the many uses of these fragrant plants.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (August 11, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609803522
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609803523
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.7 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,739,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Great ideas, the best recipes, and the decorating is exceptional. I planned my whole holiday party with this book! From start to finish the photos and the text give you all you will ever need to know about herbs and how to display and use them in cooking and decorating. I was honestly surprised that the content was so good. I own quite a few books on herbs and this is the only one I would recommed to someone just starting out or an advanced grower. I have tried so many of their ideas that I feel like I am their test kitchen! Read it and I think you will agree that this book is the best!
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By A Customer on July 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
I absolutely adore herbs. Rosemary, thyme, and lavender are my favorites, but all the others are delectable as well. Emilie Tolley and Chris Mead are the best partnership in the gardening world. Emilie really knows the cultivation of these wonderful growing things, and I adore Chris for his breathtaking photography. Together they created a volume for herb gardeners that is instructive, inspiring, and incredible. A remarkable team, this talented duo illustrate how to create an herb garden that will add to your personal happiness. They introduce us to forty herbs that will saturate your senses but will not try your patience. Follow their lead and you may end up doing what I do, reaching into your rosemary or thyme and succumbing to the most exquisite natural smells in existence. Our gardening friends show us everything we need to do to prepare the soil, care for the herbs we select, design a simple or detailed herb landscape, and grow our herbs indoors. They know we need inspiration, so Emelie and Chris provide us with some of the most gorgeous herb gardens in the world. They take us to England's Cotswolds to a reigning authority, Rosemary Verey. Her gardens are profuse and lush. Mrs. Verey's home, like many gardeners is evolutionary; she has an abundant cottage garden, a kitchen garden, and an exquisite knot garden, always maximizing the use of herbs in her landscape. The path to the kitchen garden, or potager, is laden with stones that lies between two inviting rows of lavender. There is a large section devoted to herb gardeners around the world each with their own designs and interpretations of showing off herbs in all their romantic and aromatic splendor. There is more! Turning the pages, we find methods for drying and preserving, creating beautiful crafts such as wreaths,sachets, potpourri, topiary, miniatures, decorating for holidays, and, oh my goodness, the most tempting recipes! My, oh, my! I'm diving right back into my Herbs book!
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Format: Paperback
If you are new to herbs, this is THE book to really turn you on to this vast subject.If you are experienced, the book is an invaluable resource. If you just like great books with incredible photography, you will be proud to diplay this book on your coffee table. Buy it and enjoy!
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By A Customer on May 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is the most inspiring and beautiful herb book I have ever read. This is the book that got me "into"herbs and the herbal lifestyle. It truly changed my life. The pictures are beautiful, and the content is intriguing. Beginning with basic information on growing 40 common herbs, it takes you through beautiful gardens in the U.S. and Europe, Shows gorgeous herbal crafts, and has great herbal recipes. Really a great introduction to the wonders of herbs, but the experienced herbalist would love it too. A definitive herb book!
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Format: Hardcover
My husband gave me this book in 1987, and I still reach for it, frequently. This book started my love affair with herbs, and three houses later, I'm still gardening, harvesting and decorating with these beautiful plants. The book gives you enough information to select herbs for your own garden, but saves enough pages for showing you beautiful decorating ideas, how to make sachets, pomanders and pot pourris, recipes, and the photographs are inspiring. If for no other reason, this book should be the Bible of gardening for those of us in Deer World....as deer won't eat herbs! It's a book to delight every sense and sensibility. I cannot wait for spring....
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I belive it well written and I love the Repice foe Lemon Tea Bread .. I made mini ones for a tea party me & a friend had..I also am wild over her Lemon Verbena Jelly! I have a few of her books and each one I love. I have also been to the Mission house in Masschusetts and let me tell you It was A great Trip up There and back!! I went with my 3 sons & My husband.. .. So If You don't have this book get it.. check her other book out..
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