What Layanee didn't tell you is that the book itself is just beautiful. If one was not a gardener you would be delighted to receive this book due to the exceptional binding and layout. I am so impressed with the quality of the book. It seems that now days publishers use the most flimsy materials. This book even feels good to hold. Oh and the illustrations by Ellen Buchert are marvelous. Not only is this book going to inspire me to plant more herbs but I will also be inspired to illustrate the herbs in my garden. I see that I have several herbs already in my garden that are included in this tome. I can't wait to read what interesting information the author Jack Staub has written about them and the many other herbs I only dream about growing. There are a couple of them that I haven't heard of before, so I feel I will learn a lot.
Again I want to thank Layanee for offering this book. I also want to thank Gibbs Smith Publisher for making this book available for the give away.
You will have to excuse me now. I can't wait any longer to peruse my new treasure. I will be looking for Hieronymus Bock, I can't wait to meet him. Oh yes, it is so beautiful.....mmmm..yes.... thank you, thank you..