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100 Favorite Herbs - Teri Dunn   100 Favorite Herbs - Teri Dunn

Gardeners now have a ready source for authoritative information on choice plants in a browsable, easy-access format, which can easily be carried into the garden or off to the nursery. Because finding a plant that is both beautiful in a garden setting and easy to care for can be an overwhelming task, this series highlights the easiest and most dependable plants, taking the uncertainty out of purchasing decisions. Each volume begins with a brief introduction outlining the basics, from buying to planting to maintaining lush and healthy flowers and foliage plants. One hundred plant portraits follow, offering such critical information as bloom time, cultural conditions, habit, and eventual size, as well as a brief study of the character of each plant. Gorgeous full-color photographs portray each plant's individual beauty. This outstanding series is a must for every novice seeking can't-miss garden plants.
 
 
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Aromatherapy: Healing for the Body and Soul
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  Aromatherapy: Healing for the Body and Soul

by Kathi Keville. There's more to aromatherapy than just smelling good--it also has health, psychological, and cosmetic benefits. This book is a practical, easy-to-understand introduction to the world of aromatherapy. Written in a conversational tone with plenty of facts and techniques, this guide covers everything readers need to know in order to understand and use essential oils.
 
 
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Aromatherapy Basics   Aromatherapy Basics

authors: David Schiller & Carol Schiller A glorious full-color visual tour through each scent and technique shows every beginner which all-natural aromas will bring relaxation, boost energy, heal the body, or soothe the mind. The charts group essential and carrier oils according to price, alert you to "contaminants," and list each oil's properties. See how to combine fragrances, diffuse them in the air, apply them to the body, or scent a bath. Accessories from pumps to droppers are fully covered. Bonus: dozens of recipes to cure what ails you! 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 X 10.
 
 
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Butterflies   Butterflies

with quotations, facts & full color artwork. publisher: Running Press
 
 
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Creating a Butterfly Garden   Creating a Butterfly Garden

A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Butterfly Visitors author: Marcus Schneck Practical and beautiful, this book shows how to attract butterflies to a back yard garden--and turn it into a fluttering paradise. Marcus Schneck explains the life cycles, migration patterns, and mating behavior of these creatures, and offers invaluable information on everything from pesticide-free garden maintenance to the use of feeders. Plan a colorful paradise for butterflies in your garden by planting and maintaining the kinds of flowers, shrubs, trees, and other plants that these fluttering beauties will find irresistible. This lovely and practical guide offers a variety of garden plans designed to attract butterflies, and helps you select plants for different stages in their lives, from food plants for caterpillars to nectar plants for adults. As these gorgeous visitors flock to your fragrant garden, you'll enjoy referring to the butterfly identifier included in Creating a Butterfly Garden. From detailed gardening information to fascinating facts on the life cycles of these winged creatures, here is everything you need to know to let a butterfly sanctuary blossom in your backyard.
 
 
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Creating a Hummingbird Garden   Creating a Hummingbird Garden

A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Hummingbird Visitors author: Marcus Schneck Illustrated in full color, this book and its companion, Creating a Butterfly Garden offer clear advice for attracting beautiful little winged creatures to your backyard. Each guide identifies common species, and offers easy-to-follow instructions for creating a garden plan with the flowers, trees, and shrubs that are most attractive to desired species. Turn your garden into a glorious haven for hummingbirds. Here are the basics on planning, planting, and maintaining a beautiful outdoor space that will lure these tiny creatures and give you hours of gardening pleasure. This charmingly illustrated volume provides a variety of garden plans, including essential information on hardiness zones, soil conditions, and sun and shade preferences, and is packed with facts on the lives and habits of hummingbirds.
 
 
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Edible Heirloom Garden   Edible Heirloom Garden

author: Rosalind Creasy Planting an edible garden has many rewards, with some of the biggest being that you can eat what you've grown. barnesandnoble.com editor Soozan Baxter recently caught up with Rosalind Creasy, author of the award-winning Complete Book of Edible Landscaping and the Edible Garden series, to talk about her garden.
 
 
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Essence of Aromatherapy   Essence of Aromatherapy

author: Glenda Taylor This book takes a personal approach to this age-old treatment for healing ailments and restoring emotional balance. With over 40 full-colour photographs to inspire and lift the spirits, this book explores the basics of aromatherapy, outlining the differences between essential oils and carrier oils and introducing the idea of blended oils. A chart of over 45 commonly used oils provides a quick reference to each oil and its use. Glenda Taylor then examines each of the ten most versatile and popular oils; like lavender, tea tree, sandalwood, eucalyptus, ylang ylang, rose and orange in detail, and identifies their main therapeutic uses and properties.
 
 
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Essential Aromatherapy   Essential Aromatherapy

A pocket guide to essential oils and aromatherapy author: Susan Worwood Although aromatherapy is much in vogue these days, it is actually an ancient practice, with people over the centuries regularly turning to nature for cures, comforts and cosmetics. Essential Aromatherapy reveals the secrets of this art and organizes them into accessible, alphabetical listings. Here is a complete guide to aromatherapy, a modern healing technique with ancient origins. Essential Aromatherapy organizes essential oils into handy alphabetical listings, providing their profiles, applications, and the physical and emotional conditions that warrant their use. Also included are detailed treatments for a variety of ailments, plus oil blends for many home and health uses. Dozens of helpful illustrations are included.
 
 
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Family Herbal   Family Herbal

A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality author: Rosemary Gladstar Considered the mother of modern herbalism in North America, Rosemary Gladstar has inspired an entire generation of herbalists and has been a driving force in herbal education. Now everyone can share in her wisdom and enthusiasm with this practical yet evocative compendium. It offers easy-to-understand information for achieving optimal health, as well as tried-and-true advice for feeling positive and energetic - naturally. Gladstar offers intensely personal and uplifting insights into her own life and the lives of her mentors and friends, giving readers a cross-generational guide to living life with true and boundless enthusiasm. Her herbal recipes address everyday ailments, ease stress and anxiety, and promote radiant beauty within and without while nurturing longevity and well-being throughout the life cycle. An herbal apothecary at the end of the book provides an A-to-Z guide to herbs and their healing uses, along with safety precautions, dosage information, and guidelines for when to seek traditional medical help. Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality is an all-in-one source for all ages. The community herbalist, founder of United Plant Savers and author of Herbal Healing for Women, demystifies the world of herbal healing and shares her expertise and recipes and formulas for herbal soups, salads, teas, tinctures, elixirs, creams, salves and baths for people of all ages. Gladstar points the way to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, utilizing her natural means but warns of the dangers of improper usage. Sidebars and highlighted sections in this handsome reference discuss controversies and highlight special points.
 
 
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