Solid Information (as you would expect from Rodale Press)
Published by Thriftbooks.com User, 10 years ago
Quite useful! I love the sample gardens (knot garden, informal garden, kitchen garden). The book is a hefty 600+ pages so there's a lot of information here. There are 267 pages covering an encyclopedia of herbs from Aconite to Yerba Santa. Each plant has a page or more with a mix of history, planting care, and uses. The plant photos are in black and white. I believe a new edition of this is available with more illustrations.
Not the Ordinary "how to get well with herbs" book
Published by Thriftbooks.com User, 14 years ago
This book tells how to grow herbs, (with a variety of herb garden designing ideas) what the herbs and "spices" are used with and for. Thru-out the book there are "recipes" of different ways to use the herbs. How to make scented beads, soap,herbal oils, candles, perfumes, plus recipes for different food dishes. That is by no means all of the book, just a small part. Great reference for those who are looking to learn more about herbs, as well as gardeners.