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Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of…

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs (original 1987; edition 2000)

by Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton (Editor), Anna Carr (Editor), Rodale Press (Corporate Author)

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Title:Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs
Authors:Claire Kowalchik
Other authors:William H. Hylton (Editor), Anna Carr (Editor), Rodale Press (Corporate Author)
Info:Rodale Pr (2000), Hardcover, 545 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Location: MR.1, garden, reference, encyclopaedia, herbs

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Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs by Claire Kowalchik (1987)



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Excellent! Just what I've been looking for. It has history, medicinal, and cultivation notes. Love it! ( )
  mariahsidhe | May 12, 2016 |
The most complete and concise book of herbs on the market. ( )
  Mootastic1 | Jan 15, 2016 |
Informative and entertaining, this encyclopedia has already helped me improve my black thumb to more of a yellowish hue. Practical information such as ideal planting times and soil conditions fill sidebars, while the main pages are devoted to beautiful (and useful) illustrations and explanations of the history/uses/growing conditions of each herb. So far its information helped me save some flagging basil and lavender plants, and grow dill and sage from seed. ( )
  ArmchairAuthor | Jul 3, 2014 |
No garden library is complete without this book! ( )
  smbmom | Sep 21, 2007 |
A fantastic, thorough reference on using herbs for a variety of purposes. ( )
  herebedragons | Feb 9, 2007 |
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Claire Kowalchikprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hylton, William H.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Carr, AnnaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cassidy, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cohen, EllenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Decenzo, AliceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunt, MarjorieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurley, JudithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miksch, AlisonPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Milius, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, KimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The violet-blue, hooded flower of aconite holds great beauty for the garden, but too, that hood shrouds a poison of great power.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0878576991, Hardcover)

How to grow herbs, design herb gardens, cook with herbs, make herb dyes and herb medicines--it's all here. This extensively researched A-to-Z encyclopedia describes more than 150 herbs and their uses.

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In addition to an alphabetically arranged description of each herb, this lavishly illustrated volume contains background historical material, plus coverage of such subjects as medicinal uses, cooking, & gardening. A popular treatment of the history, uses and cultivation of herbs, science and lore, and home cultivation.… (more)

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