Landscaping with Herbs


Rodale’s Essential Herbal Handbooks: Landscaping With Herbs written by Nancy Ondra is an interesting little book.  It will tell you nothing about the use of the herbs recommended for planting.  It will tell you very little about the cultivation of various herb varieties.  It offers a number of very specific landscape designs that gardeners can either implement directly or can use as inspiration for their own spaces.  These plans include species lists and plant numbers, so that the gardener, with book in hand, can visit their local nursery and get the exact plants that Ondra describes.

While this is a decent gardening book and very useful for the amateur, it does not contain enough useful information for the more advanced gardener or to become a standard reference volume on my bookshelf.