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Title:
The successful herb gardener : growing and using herbs--quickly and easily
Author:
Roth, Sally.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Hearst Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Country living gardener."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:

Added Uniform Title:
Country living gardener.
ISBN:
9781588160744
Format :
Book

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"Inveterate gardener Roth dispenses advice on herb growing from start to finish, including: determining which climates, amounts of light, soil conditions and drainage are compatible with which herbs; prepping the soil and planting; using tools; controlling weeds and pests (both organically and conventionally); harvesting and storing. With 300 magazine-quality color photos and illustrations, several recipes, and instructions for making wreaths and other decorations."-- Publishers Weekly .


Author Notes

In 1716 Edwards was admitted to Yale at the remarkable age of thirteen. After he graduated in 1722, he spent four years there pursuing theological interests, teaching, and completing his master's degree. In 1727 ,Edwards complied with his grandfather's request and traveled to Northhampton, Massachusetts to be his assistant in his church.

A committed scholar of John Calvin and the early Puritan theologians, as well as of the writings of John Locke and Isaac Newton, Edwards pursued a theology founded on two seemingly contradictory themes---a desire to return to the Calvinist tradition, as well as a desire to include the insights of contemporary Enlightenment philosophy. While Edwards's theological formulations were not completely developed until the 1750s, his lifetime pursuit of these ideas profoundly influenced the Puritan period of religious revival known as the Great Awakening. Though Edwards's provocative theology and sermons occasionally invoked fire and brimstone, as in the famous Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (1741), his sermons generally moved parishioners to faith through the employment of positive imagery, as in God Glorified in Man's Dependence (1731).

In spite of his successes during the Great Awakening, Edwards was ultimately involved in a controversy that led to his dismissal at the Northhampton parish in 1750. Viewed as too progressive by a faction of the church known as the Old Lights, Edwards stepped down after delivering his famous Farewell Sermon (1750), in which he declared that God would ultimately determine whether Edwards had been right or wrong

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Indoors or outdoors, in containers, in the ground, in full light or shade, in formal or casual settings, herbs can be beautiful, aromatic and delicious. Inveterate gardener Roth (Reader's Digest Complete Yard and Garden Problem Solver) dispenses advice on herb growing from start to finish, including: determining which climates, amounts of light, soil conditions and drainage are compatible with which herbs; prepping the soil and planting; using tools; controlling weeds and pests (both organically and conventionally); harvesting and storing. With 300 magazine-quality color photos and illustrations, several recipes and instructions for making wreaths and other decorations, this book will appeal to the Martha Stewart crowd. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

A frequent contributor to gardening magazines, Roth (Natural Landscaping) shares a lifetime of herbal lore in a readable, practical format. Every aspect of herb gardening, such as planning the site, attracting beneficial insects and hummingbirds, controlling pests and diseases with nonchemical methods, and drying and storing herbs, is thoroughly covered. An extensive directory of more than 100 herbs completes the book. Each herb is listed by its botanical and common names, with guidelines for planting, cultivating (including hardiness zones), and harvesting. Culinary, cosmetic, decorative, and medicinal uses are presented for each herb, and cautions in light of current medical knowledge ensure safe treatments. Of particular interest are herbal remedies used by Native Americans. A beautiful book for browsing, this is also a solid reference suitable for the serious gardener. Cuthbertson (Women Gardeners: A History) holds a Royal Horticultural Society General Certificate in Horticulture. Geared to the beginner, her book provides clear instructions, accompanied by color illustrations, to guide the reader step by step through a variety of projects, such as planting a chamomile lawn. Designs and lists of suitable herbs provide inspiration for theme herb gardens, including a tea garden, potager garden, medicinal garden, dyer's garden, Shakespearean garden, and potpourri garden. Practical tips (e.g., slugs will fall in and drown in a dish of milk or beer) and lists (ten best culinary herbs) abound. Though first published in England, the book contains no Briticisms. Both beginning and experienced gardeners will find much to enjoy here. Roth's book provides more information about individual herb plants, while Cuthbertson's covers a wider range of herbal projects. Both are recommended for all gardening collections. Nancy Myers, Univ. of South Dakota Lib., Vermillion (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.