Herb Gardening for Canada by Laura PetersHerb Gardening for Canada by Laura Peters

Herb Gardening for Canada

byLaura Peters

Paperback | February 15, 2008

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Herbs add fragrance, beauty and practicality to your garden -- and it's easy to grow a wide variety of them just about anywhere in Canada. This book, by veteran garden writer Laura Peters, offers handy tips and advice on growing 47 varieties of herbs perfect for Canadian conditions: * Starting, maintaining and harvesting herbs * Propagation and winter care * Solutions to common garden problems. * This practical book will help you contribute to the age-old tradition of using herbs to flavour foods, give seductive scents to potpourris and perfumes, and add healthful, healing qualities to lotions and lip blams: * Exotic herbs such as kaffir lime, lemongrass, red valerian, fenugreek and stevia can be grown easily across Canada * Edible flowers such as nasturtiums and calendula can be grown for salads and flavouring in teas, honeys and butters * Fragrant herbs such as basil, rosemary and sage can be used in infusions, herbal baths and soaps.
Laura Peters
Title:Herb Gardening for CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:February 15, 2008Publisher:Lone Pine PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551055902

ISBN - 13:9781551055909


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fascinating and informative I found this book at the library. This book lists Canadian herbs- including some considered produce (arugula, strawberry, onions) in alphabetical order.It includes some herbs traditionally used in international cuisines, such as Vietnamese coriander and some from the Middle East, as well as some used in Europe for centuries The authors include growing tips, uses, and serving suggestions. Some of these I had never heard of, but now want to try.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just what the 'garden' ordered! I actually rated this as a 2.5. On the plus side: good info on hardiness, parts of plant to be used, alternative names, illustrations, & lists of recommended varieties where such existed. On the minus side: this book really cannot be used in the garden - while softbound, the type of binding made it hard to 'open' & very hard to keep open; the overall weight wasn't bad - a bit over 1 lb. - which is a bit heavy for something 8.5" x 5.5" & .75" thick. It was almost as tho' the spine was made of lead! The fact that some of the info was cut off by the spine was disappointing. However, if it doesn't leave your desk, it is good - just don't try using it at the garden centre, you will be disappointed.
Date published: 2010-04-13

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