Herbs have many uses - culinary, medicinal and decorative. In this reference, Jackie French provides inspiration and information about herbs, how to grow them and how to use them. She illustrates how to create your own lush herb garden, which will not only beautify your home, but will add a new dimension to your appreciated herbs. The "Herbal Alphabet" details each herb, with notes on it's origin and preferred growing conditions, as well as it's uses, from the popular to the not so well known. It includes recipes for food and for home herbal remedies, as well as recipes for herbal cosmetics, household cleansers, insect repellents and gift ideas. With advice on how to propagate herbs, the best herbs for certain climatic conditions, how to combat pests and diseases and how to care for your herb garden, this book is a handy and practical reference.