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by Bob Johnson,Pamela Jones

Category: Gardening and Landscape Design
Subcategory: Hobbies and Homemade
Author: Bob Johnson,Pamela Jones
ISBN: 1881527581
ISBN13: 978-1881527589
Language: English
Publisher: Chapters Pub Ltd; First Edition edition (April 1, 1996)
Pages: 255
Fb2 eBook: 1939 kb
ePub eBook: 1634 kb
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YA- A dictionary, a history, an herbal guide, Just Weeds is useful for anyone interested in what wildflowers and plants are all about. Jones and Johnson combine their talents to provide readers with a visual and textual delight.

YA- A dictionary, a history, an herbal guide, Just Weeds is useful for anyone interested in what wildflowers and plants are all about. This will be of particular interest for those just becoming intrigued with "natural" recipes, herbal remedies, and the beauty of everyday, ordinary, but not just plain, weeds.

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To Pamela Jones, the wild plants that most of us call weeds - far from being the scourges of the garden - are .

To Pamela Jones, the wild plants that most of us call weeds - far from being the scourges of the garden - are among nature's most generous, useful gifts.

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Just Weeds: History, Myths, and Uses. Illustrations by Bob Johnson. New York: Prentice Hall, 1991.

The edible weeds that grew among the cultivated vegetables in the medieval kitchen garden were also harvested and used as potherbs. Above, from left to right: purslane, a succulent weed of fertile soils, is a common weed in our own vegetable gardens; lamb’s quarters, also known as fat hen, is now a very common weed in the United States; Good King Henry is related to the nutritious lamb’s quarters and was cultivated as a vegetable.

Just Weeds : History, Myths, and Uses. By (author) Pamela Jones.

Jones is an Open Source advocate who previously trained and worked as a paralegal. Jones' articles have appeared in Linux Journal, LWN, LinuxWorld Magazine, Linux Today, and LinuxWorld. She also wrote a monthly opinion column for the UK print publication Linux User and Developer.

Personal Name: Jones, Pamela. Rubrics: Weeds History Folklore Utilization. Publication, Distribution, et. New York Rubrics: Weeds History Folklore Utilization. Download now Just weeds : history, myths, and uses Pamela Jones: Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

Feedback History and Summary. 1 positive No neutrals No negatives. Good history and information of 30 mostly known wild plants we call weeds. Got me eating more of those that are edible and respecting some I considered undesirable. Return to the Garden Bookworm homepage.

To Pamela Jones, the wild plants that most of us call weeds - far from being the scourges of the garden - are among nature's most generous, useful gifts. In this book, she conveys not only knowledge but affection. She covers 30 of the most common wild plants of North America, their habitat, history, and practical value.
Comments to eBook Just Weeds: History, Myths and Uses
Lahorns Gods
I can't say that I've read Just Weeds cover to cover but I'm very favorably impressed with what I have read. The author describes thirty common yard, garden and roadside plants in considerable detail and includes information on their uses including edibility and medicinal applications. Two potentially harmful common plants Pokeweed and Poison ivy are also included. I didn't really expect that there would be a list of folkloric applications for those plants considered useful but there is although I, at least, would have liked the author to distinguish what plants are actually medicinal and what are only supposedly healing according to folklore. It's my understanding that the book is out of print and for that reason I was able to get a virtually pristine but supposedly used copy for a small fraction of the cover price. The hardcover edition (I don't know if there was a soft cover edition) has a $29.95 price on it and a 1991 copyright date.I think Just Weeds is well worth what I paid for it but I don't think I'd be willing to pay the full cover price for it now that I've gotten a feel for its contents.
Jeronashe
Great book. Not only does it give identification details and modern culinary and medical uses but the author gives historical medical uses and references. She also refers to country uses from both England and Germany. Terrific resource.
Dammy
How did I miss this book twenty-some years ago? Great illustrations and lore in this classic book of "weeds". Beautifully written, I will use this as one of my "go to" books on the wonderful world of plants.
Linn
Wonderful book. Well written, good information, great illustrations.
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