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About this book
About this book
The Herb Garden covers everything the gardener needs to know in order to cultivate, harvest and use a vast array of different herbs. There is a wealth of practical information on growing and planting is provided in a clear, easy-to-use, month-by-month format, allowing gardeners instantly to find the advice they need, when they need it. This title provides an introduction to the herb garden for each month, along with straightforward instructions and a checklist for seasonal tasks. It offers easy-to-follow projects, from designing a herb garden to harvesting herbs for scented gifts, are achievable by all.
Introduction; 1 January - making a drying frame; 2 February - paths through the garden; 3 March - herbs in containers, making herb topiary; 4 April - making a scented archway, planning an aromatic lawn; 5 May - creating a hanging basket herb garden; 6 June - planning a herbal rose garden, planting kitchen herbs; 7 July - the dryer's herb garden, planting and using cosmetic herbs; 8 August - producing vinegars and oils from herbs, using lavender; 9 September - making a herb-filled pillow, creating a herb tea garden; 10 October - how to creat a knot garden, herb preserves; 11 November - planting and using herbs for pot-pourri; 12 December - making herbal gifts and decorations; Index.
Barbara Segall is a garden writer with many years experience. She has written for a variety of magazines including Amateur Gardening and Hortus. Her book The Holly and the Ivy: A Celebration of Christmas recieved a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers' Association of America. Barbara lives in Suffolk where she maintains a traditional garden of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers.