Herbs in Bloom: A Guide to Growing Herbs As Ornamental Plants
Publisher: Timber Press | ISBN: 0881924547 | edition 1998 | CHM | 394 pages | 14,8 mb
Bringing an authoritative voice to the literature of herb gardening, Gardner combines an enlightened design sensibility and contagious enthusiasm for the ornamental qualities of flowering herbs. Expect to find important cultural advice necessary to growing healthy blooming plants, along with fascinating plant lore, descriptions of beguiling plant combinations, and detailed propagation advice. Gardner highlights both the types of plants associated with a wild growing habit and the plants known for a more refined demeanor, presenting a wide range of herbs that opens up alluring landscaping possibilities. Still, Gardner merits admiration as a teacher by encouraging readers to pursue their own ideas and instincts. A comprehensive listing of 80 herbs encompasses hundreds of cultivars and a wealth of companion plants, with definitive plant portraits constituting a trusty resource. Appealing line drawings and color photographs illustrate the material.