The Botanical Bible
The Botanical Bible: Plants, Flowers, Art, Recipes & Other Home Uses by Sonya Patel Ellis
An elegant and comprehensive introduction to everything there is to know about flowers and plants, the Botanical Bible covers the history of horticuluture, the evolution of the Plant Kingdom, basic botany, and much more. Readers will learn not only how to garden and forage in six major climate zones but also how to make the most of their harvest through a series of recipes for savory dishes, sweets, and drinks. Author and artist Sonya Patel Ellis demonstrates how to use botanicals for beauty, health, and overall wellbeing, with instructions for making essential oils, herbal remedies, floral scents, and natural cosmetics— and even explores the world of botanical artistry and crafts. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, and packed with information and hands-on projects, the Botanical Bible is the ultimate guide for aspiring gardeners, botanists, and homesteaders, and anyone seeking a more meaningful relationship with nature.