HERBS & SPICES FOR FLORIDA GARDENS is our great new book by award winner Monica Brandies, author of FLORIDA GARDENING: THE NEWCOMER'S SURVIVAL MANUAL, & XERISCAPING FOR FLORIDA HOMES. Florida Gardening Magazine says, "HERBS & SPICES FOR FLORIDA GARDENS is a must-have book for anyone interested in growing herbs, spices, & related plants in the Sunshine State." Monica tells how to use Florida's steamy climate for exotic spices including vanilla orchid, lemon grass, ginger, curry tree, neem, & Cuban oregano, & to time plantings of classic Northern herbs such as dill, chervil, watercress, parsley, lavender, & thyme. Chapters cover using fresh herbs for flavor, crafts, landscape design, health, & beauty. There's a separate chapter for each region of Florida: Northern, Central, & Southern. Here, Monica describes visits to experts -- a chef horticulturists at botanic gardens, the president of a herb society, & several professional growers -- passing along their special tips. An extensive plant-by-plant directory rates each herb or spice for ease of growth in the three regions & describe its characteristics, culture, folklore, & uses. No other single source assembles this information. $15.50, 250 pages, paperbound, illustrated, indexed. Publisher: BB Mackey Books, Wayne, PA. Distributor: Great Outdoors, 800-869-6609.
Herbs and Spices for Florida Gardens
How to Grow and Enjoy Florida Plants with Special Uses