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Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace By Barbara Perry Lawton

Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace
by Barbara Perry Lawton

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Provides an introduction to the characteristics, cultivation, and history of one of the most distinctive families of the plant kingdom. This work is intended for those interested in herbs, whether for their culinary value or as ornamentals.
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Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace Summary


Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace by Barbara Perry Lawton

"Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace" is the gardener's introduction to the characteristics, cultivation, and history of one of the most distinctive families of the plant kingdom. These plants were well known to the Greeks and Romans it was the juice of a member of the umbel family that Socrates was forced to drink and the family was the first to be studied as such botanically, by Robert Morison in 1672. Yet even today the many herbs and ornamentals of this family are not as well known or appreciated as they should be. "Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace" is for anyone interested in herbs, whether for their culinary value or as ornamentals.

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Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace Reviews


This book is for anyone interested in herbs, whether for their culinary value or as ornamentals. Quill and Trowel 20070601 [Will] help homeowners and gardeners decide which plants in [the Umbrel] family are best for herb gardens and flower beds. -- Jill Sell Cleveland Plain Dealer 20070721 Will earn [an] arm's-reach position on many bookshelves. -- Mary Ann Fink St. Louis Post-Dispatch 20070901 Lawton has honed a style that provides succinct, straightforward, no-nonsense information with a mastery of the language that makes readers enjoy reading about the subject at hand. St. Louis Gateway Gardener 20071201

About Barbara Perry Lawton


Barbara Perry Lawton, an award-winning writer, author, speaker, and photographer, has over 1,500 published articles to her credit. She currently writes for Gateway Gardener and Outdoor Guide and for nearly 20 years contributed a weekly column to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She has written several gardening books, including Magic of Irises. She has earned regional and national honors for her writing and photography, and has served as president of the Garden Writers Association. In 2004 she was named a "Woman of Worth" by the Older Women's League, and in 2006, she was named one of "24 Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans" by St. Andrews Resources for Seniors. Just recently, she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Missouri Affiliate of National Federated Press Women. Barbara currently volunteers as a Master Gardener at the Plant Doctor Desk and Horticultural Answer Service at Missouri Botanical Garden, is a member of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Stream Team, and is an editor of Cape Albeon's Cottage Review.

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GOR007042827
Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace by Barbara Perry Lawton
Barbara Perry Lawton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Timber Press
2007-05-15
176
0881928224
9780881928228
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.