Author(s): Pat Collins
What is a weed? The dictionary will tell you it is simply a plant growing out of place. In The Wondrous World of Weeds you will discover that there are plants all around us with culinary and holistic potential.
They are also good companions in the garden for vegetables, fruit trees, and flowers, and can tell you about the quality of your soil and any imbalances that are present.
This comprehensive and practical guide features more than 300 stunning, close up-images to help with the identification of weeds as well as a full description, list of common names, environmental impact, uses and medicinal value for each plant.
It covers a full range of weeds from those annoying plants that pop up in the garden to majestic trees.
Pat Collins was brought up on dairy farms where she developed her deep love of the land and the understanding of nature's laws. Her dearest memories of her youth are her barefoot hikes around the sandstone hills with the farm dogs and the rich smell of wattle in the air. Her weed workshop is one of her most popular ones as Pat loves to share her extensive knowledge of useful weeds that grow in your area. At home she collects her weeds to make many of her medicines that she uses at her practice.