an array of flowers in vases and herbs in glass vials

Essential Aromatherapy Garden: Growing and Using Scented Plants and Herbs

by Julia Lawless Author

A beautiful book containing everything you need to know about scented gardens. Beginning with a survey of aromatic garden history, the book goes on to offer much practical wisdom for the modern gardener looking to grow herbs and flowers for healing, cooking, perfumery, distilling essential oils, and just the pleasure of standing in them taking a deep breath. Includes advice on planning what to plant, where, and when, maintaining your garden, growing in containers, harvesting, and then the many uses of what you grow, including a bunch of recipes and a chapter on distillation. Tons of photographs illustrate it all. For anyone who's ever stood at the garden center looking at all the different varieties of lavender and wondering which one to get.