The Lavender Lover's Handbook : the 100 Most Beautiful and Fragrant Varieties for Growing, Crafting, and CookingBook - 2012
“I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” —Alice Walker
The Lavender Lover's Handbook provides a complete checklist of the color, fragrance, size, and foliage of the 100 easiest, most stunning lavenders available today. In addition to details about spacing, planting, pruning, Sarah Berringer Bader offers tips to harvest, cook, and craft with this wonderful herb. The abundant variety, hardiness, fragrance, and culinary opportunities make lavender one of the most popular and versatile plants, and with this practical and accessible guide, it's easier than ever to grow lush lavender at home.
Baker & Taylor
Teaches about planting, growing, and cultivating lavender, how to use the plant for cooking, and how to use it for handicraft and decoration.
In this lavishly illustrated book for lavender lovers, Oregon farmer Bader provides tips on planting, harvesting, drying, and using drought-tolerant lavender as color in the garden, for household decorations, and as aromatherapy. The core of the book is a section of brief entries on 100 types of lavender, offering a variety of colors, textures, and scents for the garden. Entries give info on origin, flower and foliage colors, stem length, blooming, plant height, ideal plant spacing, and hardiness. The book also contains recipes for herbal blends with essential oils for use around the house and even at the dinner table. Illustrated step-by-step instructions are given for crafts such as wreaths, sachets, and swags. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)