From our modern garden guru comes the definitive book on herbs to finally replace Mrs. Grieve's A Modern Herbal from the '70s. Here are entries on hundreds of plants that are extraordinarily useful in cooking, homeopathy, and more; dozens of recipes and DIY projects; and-yes!-beautifully styled photographs so you know just what you're growing.
In the tradition of the great herbals-encyclopedic books that were historically used to identify plants and share information on their medicinal, culinary, and decorative uses-here is a contemporary indispensible guide to growing just about any herb you can think of. Organized from A to Z, The New American Herbal brings the beautiful spectrum of the herb garden to book form with lush photographs and growing tips from Orr's firsthand experience. Here, too, are 40 delicious recipes such as Ragu Bolognese with Fennel and Lemon Semolina Cake with Lavender as well easy steps for projects such as a hanging herb garden. Whether you're a novice gardener or are planning something more complex, The New American Herbal will guide you through that seed catalog again and again.