For the South African Garden and Home
Author: Barbara Hey
Illustrations by Nicolette Hey
A Celebration of Herbs for the South African Garden and Home is more than a catalogue of herb information; it is a richly and beautifully illustrated gift book. More than 40 of the world’s favourite herbs are described, with hints on growing an propagating complemented by interesting bits of information on the origin and uses of each herb.
Ancient herb lore, as old as the plants themselves and as much a part of them as their scent, is scattered amongst the exquisite illustrations – both delicate ink drawings and true-to-life watercolour paintings. A Celebration of Herbs will be the continual delight of gardeners and naturalists, herb enthusiasts, lovers of botanical art, and anyone who has ever wondered about the mystical appeal of these wonderfully scented plants.