Herbs add fragrance, beauty and practicality to your garden -- and it's easy to grow a wide variety of them just about anywhere here in Washington and Oregon. This book, coauthored by veteran Washington garden writer Marianne Binetti and Laura Peters, offers handy tips and advice on: growing, maintaining and harvesting 363 of the best herbs for local gardens; propagation and winter care; and solutions to common garden problems. This practical book will help you participate in the age-old tradition of using herbs to flavor foods, add seductive scents to potpourris and perfumes, and impart healthful, healing qualities to lotions and lip balms: * Exotic herbs such as kaffir lime, lemongrass, jasmine, fenugreek and stevia can be grown easily here. * Edible flowers such as nasturtiums and calendula can add flavor and interest to salads, teas, honeys and butters. * Fragrant herbs such as basil, rosemary and sage can be used in infusions, herbal baths and soaps.
About the authors
DON WILLIAMSON has turned his passion for gardening into his life's work. His background is in landscaping, golf course construction and management, and in the design and construction of formal landscape settings. With a degree in Applied Horticultural Technology and professional certificates in Turf Management, he has written and co-written several gardening books.
Donna Dawson is known nationally and internationally for her expertise in gardening and as the owner/publisher of ICanGarden.com, Canada's largest Internet gardening resource site.Not just a virtual gardener, this much-published, award-winning gardening personality received her Master Gardener certificate from the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden in 1996. Her garden in St. Albert has been awarded a national first prize from Canadian Garden Magazine and received various awards from the Edmonton Horticultural Society.Donna is a past secretary of the Alberta Horticultural Association and past director of the Edmonton Horticultural Society. She is currently a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and Garden Writers Association. In 1996 Donna began organizing and hosting garden tours to England and Europe. She has taken groups to Holland, France, Italy, Ireland and England.