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The herbalist's garden : a guided tour of 10 exceptional herb gardens : the people who grow them and the plants that inspire them
De la Tour, Shatoiya, 1954-
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Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey, [2001]

Physical Description:
ix, 229 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Includes index.
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SB351.H5 D52 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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People travel from all over the world to visit the North American gardens of renowned herbalists Rosemary Gladstar, Adelma Simmons, Dr. James Duke, and others. Now you can explore these beautiful surroundings without ever leaving your armchair!

In THE HERBALIST'S GARDEN Shatoiya and Richard de la Tour lead you inside the garden gates of ten of North America's most enchanting herb gardens. And they invite you to share a personal "chat" with the gardeners who tend and love these remarkable healing and healthful plants. Come take a close look at the gardens through the beautiful images taken by award-winning photographer Saxon Holt. You'll hear these celebrated gardeners and herbalists describe the dreams that inspired their green thumb, the greatest joys they find in herb gardening, the challenges they've experienced in the garden, and what their most beloved plants are. The gardeners featured in this book offer their own personal recipes for healthful foods and healing remedies, tips on how to care for particular plants, and ideas for designing a garden of your own. Their deep commitment to their gardens will leave you with fresh energy and a renewed passion for gardening, whether you have a few acres, a few clay pots, or simply a penchant for dreaming.

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Library Journal Review

Gardens take many forms and serve many purposes. For some, the harvest is paramount, while for others the entire journey is meaningful. This title takes readers on a journey through ten beautiful herb gardens (five in California, four in other states, and one in Canada). The gardens include the authors' Dry Creek Herb Farm, well-known author Dr. James Duke's Farmacy Garden, and the historically accurate Plimoth Plantation. Each section covers the garden's history and the owner's philosophy, including two or three of their favorite herbs with instructions for growing and using them. The herbs range from the common, like basil, to the unusual, such as elecampane, and can generally be grown in a wide variety of USDA zones. The beautiful photographs help set this title's peaceful tone. Somewhat spiritual but never preachy, this book will appeal to most gardeners and should be in all public libraries. Jonathan Hershey, Akron-Summit Cty. P.L., Akron (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Shatoiya and Richard de la TourRosemary GladstarChenue and Barry GillJohn FortiCandis Cantin-Packard and Lonnie PackardBrian Fikes and Greg HowesJames A. Duke, Ph.D.Andrew Yeoman and Noel RichardsonAdelma Grenier Simmons and Professor Edward CookLouis and Virginia Saso
Prefacep. ix
The Path of the Herb Gardenerp. 1
Dry Creek Herb Farm and Learning Center: A Garden to Serve the Community (Auburn, California)p. 13
Rosemary Gladstar's Sage Mountain: The Wild Woman's Garden (East Barre, Vermont)p. 41
Deer Run Herb Sanctuary: One Couple's Retreat (Napa, California)p. 63
Plimoth Plantation: A Living History (Plymouth, Massachusetts)p. 81
EverGreen Herb Garden: The Meditation Garden (Placerville, California)p. 103
The City Garden: A Little Bit of Country in the Big City (Sacramento, California)p. 121
Dr. Duke's "Farmette" The Green Farmacy Garden (Fulton, Maryland)p. 137
Ravenhill Farm: A Jewel by the Sea (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada)p. 157
Caprilands: The Queen Mother of Herb Gardens (Coventry, Connecticut)p. 173
Saso Herb Gardens: A Green Oasis in Silicon Valley (Saratoga, California)p. 195
Manifesting Your Own Visionp. 213
Resourcesp. 226
Indexp. 228