“Guide to Herbs with Journal” Book Review
Summary: Overall this is nice book to learn some basic, general information about herbs. The historical uses of herbs across the world is brief but interesting. More helpful are the individual herb listings alongside the color photographs. The photographs fill over half of each page, and are well done.
Genre: Herb Gardens
Title: Guide To Herbs with Journal
Author: Guy Croton
Publisher: Parragon Books
Date of Publishing: 2012
Pages: 143 + separate journal notebook
Content: What “Guide to Herbs with Journal” is best for is basic introductory knowledge to a variety of herbs, including common culinary ones, as well as lesser known ones such as ‘Goat’s Rue’ (Galega officinalis) or ‘Lady’s Smock’ (Cardamine pratensis). What it’s not, is a guide for growing the listed herbs, or general herb garden instructions. Use this as a colorful, fun way to introduce yourself to herbs, see how beautiful many of them are while in flower, and become more familiar with herbs in general.
Good introduction to herbs used through history for medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic purposes. Information for a total 104 different herbs. Each page lists an individual herb, along with common/alternative names, Plant Family, Height, Growth Habit, Habitat, and Uses (generally listed as Medicinal, Culinary, Decorative, etc.)
Photos: Well placed, vivid photos on each page alongside the herb description. Easy to use in identifying each herb.
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