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Mints A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals

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ISBN-10: 0881927066

ISBN-13: 9780881927061

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Barbara Perry Lawton, Barbara Perry Lawton

List price: $17.95
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Mints: A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals is the first book to survey the entire mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae), which includes a surprising variety of plants long valued for their herbal and ornamental uses, from rosemary, sage, and thyme to lavender and peppermint. Most mints are easy to grow, sometimes notoriously so, and highly resistant to pests and diseases, which adds to their garden value. Written in a friendly and accessible style, the book features chapters on history and lore, modern uses, cultivation, and distinctive characteristics and classification; a catalog of species and cultivars in 67 genera; and a glossary.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990

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, which was nominated for an American Horticultural Society Award, and most recently Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace.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…    

Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Mints in History and Lorep. 17
Mints in Health and Homep. 43
Herbal Mintsp. 59
Ornamental Mintsp. 85
Weedy Mintsp. 99
Pests and Diseasesp. 105
Botany of Mintsp. 111
Catalog of Mintsp. 115
USDA Hardiness Zone Mapp. 216
Further Readingp. 217
Glossaryp. 221
Index of Plant Namesp. 225
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