Traditionally, plants were used to treat and cure whatever ails, from cuts and burns to colds and flu, from stress and insomnia to arthritis and hemorrhoids. Now you can harness nature’s healing power in your garden. In this book, which has been seven years in development, veteran garden writers Alison Beck and A.H. Jackson feature some of the most common and easy-to-grow plants that also have medicinal qualities. Each of the 87 accounts includes: • medicinal properties • historic and contemporary healthful, healing uses • height, spread and hardiness • prominent features such as habit, flower colour and bloom time • planting information, including sun and soil requirements • tips on where and how to include it in your garden • recommended species and varieties • problems and pests • 175 colour photos.
By no means a medical resource, this gardening guide is simply that— a how-to for growing medicinal plants.
About the authors
MARIANNE BINETTI writes a syndicated gardening column that reaches over a million readers. Her lighthearted and fun approach to gardening also appeals to TV and radio audiences. Marianne has a degree in Horticulture from Washington State University and lectures extensively to gardening groups.
Bestselling author of a dozen books, A.H. Jackson believes that, in the twine of life, there are two special genes unique to humankind—hope and humour—and he thinks we should all turn to the funny side of life in the face of adversity. He must have quite the sense of humour, then, since he’s been struck by lightning five times!Alan is prolific writer of nonfiction and a creator of worlds in the fiction realm for children. He lives in Toronto with a wife named M and a squirrel called Mommy.
Other titles by Alison Beck
Canadian Edible Garden, The
Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Seeds
Canadian Kitchen Garden
Edible Gardening for California
Edible Gardening for Washington and Oregon
Edible Gardening for the Midwest
Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits & Seeds