Designing an Herb Garden
by Beth Hanson
The world-famous Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers a new entry in its highly praised series, which The New York Times calls a “brilliant collection of gardening books.” Focusing on elegant designs for herb gardens, it features 9 essays by the most well-respected experts in the field; each one has a color spread by Steve Buchanan showing a 3-dimensional garden plan, plus an ex...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Brooklyn Botanic Garden
(first published 2004)
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I feel like the title of this guide understates its positive aspects. It's not just about designing an herb garden, but also has specific information on cultivation of different herbs, on some of the the cultivars available on the market for some of the more common herbs, which herbs do better in containers than others, and more. I have found this to be a useful guide in picking which cultivar of a common herb to grow, amongst other things.
A decent book showing you how to make a variety of herb gardens. I particularly enjoyed the shade garden which didn't have the usual suspects in it. Has along with the design a listing of the plants, with some helpful growing instructions and uses for the plants. I probably will never attempt any of the designs, they just don't appeal to me, but some of the plants I would definitely like to include in my garden.