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Mints: A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals

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By: Barbera Perry Lawton

272 pages, 61 col photos, 5 b/w photos, 46 illus

Timber Press

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #155164 | ISBN: 0881927066
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Hardback | Mar 2002 | #127618 | ISBN: 0881925241
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About this book

Mints: A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals is the first book to survey the entire mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae), which includes a surprising variety of plants long valued for their herbal and ornamental uses, from rosemary, sage, and thyme to lavender and peppermint. Most mints are easy to grow, sometimes notoriously so, and highly resistant to pests and diseases, which adds to their garden value. Written in a friendly and accessible style, the book features chapters on history and lore, modern uses, cultivation, and distinctive characteristics and classification; a catalog of species and cultivars in 67 genera; and a glossary.

'A fascinating book for anyone interested in herbs, whether for their culinary value or their ornamental offerings.' - The Wisley Bookshop 'She...raises mint appreciation to a new level.' - The Journal, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Barbara Perry Lawton has served as editor and manager of publications for the Missouri Botanical Garden, president of the Garden Writers Association of America and weekly garden columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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