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The botanical bible : plants, flowers, art, recipes & other home remedies
Patel, Sonja.
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Publication Information:
New York : Abrams, 2018.
Physical Description:
416 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"The botanical bible combines art, science, and the insights of internationally renowned plant experts to celebrate the beauty, diversity, and vitality of our botanical world. An elegant and comprehensive introduction to everything there is to know about flowers and plants, The botanical bible covers the history of horticulture, the evolution of the plant kingdom, basic botany, and much more. Readers will learn not only how to garden and forage in six major climate zones but also how to make the most of their harvest through a series of recipes for savory dishes, sweets, and drinks. Author and artist Sonya Patel Ellis demonstrates how to use botanicals for beauty, health, and overall wellbeing, with instructions for making essential oils, herbal remedies, floral scents, and natural cosmetics--and even explores the world of botanical artistry and crafts. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, and packed with information and hands-on projects, The botanical bible is the ultimate guide for aspiring gardeners, botanists, homesteaders, and anyone seeking a more meaningful relationship with nature"--Page [4] of cover.
The story of plants & flowers -- Botany for beginners -- Growing & gathering -- Botanical recipes -- Botanical remedies -- Inspired by nature.
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