Fine Herbs: Ornamental Plants for the Garden - Deni BownLondon, Sydney & Wellington: Unwin Hyman, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Tables;
From the cover: “The growing of herbs in our gardens, usually for culinary purposes, has enjoyed a great revival in recent years. The pleasure of brushing past sweet-smelling herbs on a summer’s evening and the satisfaction of picking fresh mint, parsley and thyme to enhance a recipe are familiar to many gardeners. It is perhaps a less familiar endeavour to try growing herbs that are beautiful plants in their own right — to grow variegated or coloured varieties that add interest and distinction to the garden.
In this book the author has selected over forty such plants to tempt the keen gardener — who could resist a double flowered celandine or golden variegated jasmine? — and describes their cultivation, history, medicinal and culinary uses with detailed and infectious enthusiasm.
Here, for anyone interested in herbs, is a book to add an extra dimension to their knowledge and to provide a source of inspiration for every plantsman and woman.”