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A Modern Herbal

by Alys Fowler

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PUBLISHED: 11th July 2019
ISBN: 9780241368336
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  • Hardcover
    $38.51
PUBLISHED: 11th July 2019
ISBN: 9780241368336

Publisher Description

Lovingly cultivated by horticultural expert and Guardian columnist Alys Fowler, this charming miscellany celebrates everything there is to know about herbs and their significance in our gardens, kitchens, medicine cupboards and daily lives.

With her unparalleled horticultural experience, Alys explores the abundance of uses of these incredible plants and writes beautifully about how herbs have become entwined in our lives past and present. Designed to inform, entertain and delight, this book offers a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, accompanied by beautiful line illustrations, and will be a welcome and well-thumbed addition to many a potting shed, kitchen shelf and bedside table.

Author Biography

Born in Silchester, Hampshire, Alys Fowler had a rural childhood, growing up surrounded by animals in the countryside. She was influenced by her mother's gardening talents and, after leaving school in 1996 she studied at the Royal Horticultural Society, the Royal Botanic Gardens in London, and later the New York Botanical Gardens, returning to the UK to complete a masters at UCL in 2002. Alys spent some years presenting the long-running BBC series Gardeners' World and has since become a prominent horticultural journalist, writing a popular weekly column in the Guardian.

Review

Equips you with the knowledge to harvest everything you need Weekly News Informative, enthusiastic and ideal dip-in material, it makes you feel like you're tapping into ancient and worthy botanical secrets Belfast Telegraph This manual shows you how to live a healthier lifestyle, involving the use of tried and tested plants Garden News Alys Fowler explores remedies from the herb patch The Simple Things Dip into this charming miscellany of herbs from renowned horticulturalist Alys Fowler. It is ready to answer all your herb-related questions. Packed from cover-to-cover with useful growing pointers, medicinal benefits, cultural and historical background information. A must-have reference resource for any potting shed or kitchen bookshelf Grow Your Own Your garden can be an invaluable medicine cabinet, says expert Alys Fowler Woman's Weekly Gardener and writer Alys Fowler has a knack with words as well as plants, and in this compendium of herbs (each one smartly illustrated), she infuses each page with lore, understanding and green-fingered know-how. It makes you feel like you're tapping into ancient botanical secrets. The Herald Explores the many medicinal uses for herbs and other plants Daily Telegraph An important and accessible herbal for the 21st century . . . this book provides plenty of practical growing advice . . . Her extensive experience as a hands-on gardener gives this book added weight . . . For anyone delving into herbs for the first time or those who want to broaden their herbal repertoire in the garden and home, this book is much needed Gardens Illustrated Informative and enthusiastic i Paper

Product Details

Author
Alys Fowler
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2019
ISBN-10
0241368332
ISBN-13
9780241368336
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
304
Publication Date
2019-07-11
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade