A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Organic Herbs
Author: Penny Woodward
Publisher: Hyland House Publishing
Category: Cooking (Herbs)
Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs, this completely revised and updated third edition of Penny Woodward’s Australian Herbal is a must for all herb enthusiasts. An excellent “Sowing and Growing Herbs” table provides guidance regarding propagation, preferred growing conditions, growth habit (including any tendency toward weediness), flower colour and uses. Learn how to pick, preserve and store your favourite herbs; try some of the delicious sounding recipes – how about Herb Cheese Bread accompanied by a glass of Elder Flower Champagne? Also covered are companion planting and pest-repellent herbs, useful Australian native plants and water-efficient gardening.
"Excellent coverage...essential to worldwide bibliographic coverage."--American Reference Books Annual. This comprehensive reference provides current finding & ordering information on more than 123,000 in-print books published in Australia. You'll also find brief profiles of more than 12,000 publishers & distributors whose titles are represented, as well as information on trade associations, local agents of overseas publishers, literary awards, & more. From Thorpe.
Grow the Best Fruit and Vegetables for Good Health and Flavour
Author: Clive Blazey
Category: Food crops
This new, totally updated fruit and vegetable book has the most detailed guidance on how to grow vegetables and fruit successfully in your own back yard. It is written by Australians for Australian conditions. Based on 30 years of experience at the Digger's Club gardens, it covers over 240 vegetables and herbs, and 188 fruits, nuts and berries. This is a guide for all climates and even the tiniest garden spaces. It explains how to make compost, and shows how you can save $1,000's growing your own produce.
Nomen Medici in Botanicis : Australian Flora and the World of Medicine
Author: John Pearn
Encyclopedia of botanical medicine in Australia. Describes the story behind 350 Australian native plants and trees and includes hundreds of biographies of those who have contributed to our knowledge of medicine, health and medicinal herbs. Copiously illustrated with historical photos, colour photos, and line drawings. Includes extensive references, acknowledgments and index. Author is the Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine for his study of plant toxins.
"Featuring forty of Australia's more interesting and unusual private gardens, this book captures the richness and variety of gardens to be found in a continent of great size and climatic extremes..."--Publisher description.