As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Today's book recommendation: Herb Topiaries by Sally Gallo
This is such a cute and useful little book. It's old; it came out in 1992.
Sally covers topiary basics, before going into the plants that are perfect for topiaries: Victorian Rosemary, Lemon Verbena, Scented Geraniums, and Dwarf Sage, just to name a few.
And, Sally reminds us that gardening in pots - working with topiaries - offers all the pleasures of gardening on a larger scale. Of course, the epitome of this pastime is training fragrant, potted herbs into traditional topiary shapes. Sally walks us through it all.
Sally's book is delightfully illustrated, and she gives us the history, lore, and culture of a dozen favorite herbs ideal for topiaries - which is another thoughtful feature of this book.
You can get a used copy and support the show, using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for about $3.
SI HORTUM IN HORTORIA PODCASTA IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.