Saturday, November 21, 2009

An Herbal Book Giveaway!

Just in time for the holidays, I'm giving away a couple of herb books.  Actually this first book I bought in the early 1990's, but it was first written by Bertha Reppert in 1976.  The bottom description on the cover reads: "Includes step-by-step instructions on herb gardening, over 75 modernized antique recipes, a how-to list of 50 useful herbs and summaries of over 230 native herbs."  Some of the chapters include:  "The Herbs The Colonists Found Here", "Early American Gardens", "Colonial Herb Gardens", "Heritage of Herb Gardening and Recipes", "Today's Public Herb Gardens" and "Garden Herbs at a Glance."   This book was won on one of the fabulous bus trips of The Rosemary House.  It is a reprint of the 1976 original.

The other book is a Dover reprint of a 1934 edition of Maude Grieve's book Culinary Herbs & Condiments.  It has three different parts, "Part I-- Sweet or Culinary Herbs--Their Cultivation and Propagation--Plant List", "Part II--Herb Beers, Wines, Liqueurs, and Teas" and "Part III--Condiments, Etc.  It will be a great addition to any herbal library.

Please post a comment on this post.  This contest is open to everyone.   One entry per person.  Please note which book you are interested in and give me your contact information.  The winners will be drawn at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, November 29, 2009.  GOOD LUCK!


Anke said...

Both books sound really great. If I should be lucky enough to win, I would like the Culinary Herbs and Condiments please. Great blog by the way, very informative.

Milka said...

These books sound interesting. If I would be lucky to win I would like to have the Culinary Herbs and Condiments.

Unknown said...

I would like to enter contest for herbal book offers. Doris Doody,

Unknown said...

I visited Reppert's gardens many years ago on a bus trip (glorious) with Betsy Williams. Would enjoy either books in your contest. Thank you. Love your blog!
Doris Doody,

Kay said...

I love your blog! Very informative and great information. Great pictures too. Would love to enter your contest and would enjoy having "A Heritage of Herbs" if I were to win. Thanks so much.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good morning Lemon Verbena Lady. What a wonderful give-away. If I win, I would love the book, Culinary Herbs and Condiments.

Your posts always make me want to get out and do something with my gardens and herbs.

I posted a link in a post about your blog.


Aik said...

I think I would enjoy either one, because both of them sound equally interesting!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Jules@MoonCatFarms said...

I would love to enter your drawing for the Bertha Reppert book. What an amazing woman she must have been.

Thank you as always for your wonderful posts and lovely comments.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Herbal Hubby!

Anonymous said...

Just started my herb garden this year and either one would be a great help.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

crystal said...

I am so happy i stopped by your sweet blog!! I am an Herb Lover and i know your blog is going to be a new favorite.
My Herb books are my treasures!!
I have enjoyed Bertha Ruppart's Rosemary House products and would love to add her book to my collection;)


Ľubaša said...

Thanks for possibility to enter this giveaway. I like everything about plants, gardens and botany.:-)
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Alan Richardson said...

I've been AWOL most of this week . . . what does that have to do with anything? I'll just make the odds 1:12 now. A Heritage of Herbs sounds fascinating.


Comfrey Cottages said...

ooo i would choose bertha's book:) hope you and herbal hubby had a good thanksgiving! :) hugs