Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.
This book covers nearly every bit of information you need to know about how to grow gorgeous herbs. Just imagine being able to grow flavourful herbs without using harmful chemicals or spending a fortune on expensive store bought herbs. You can do this from the comfort of your own home. Yes, you can have the most flavorful herbs. It truly is possible, but you just need to know how. Here's what you'll learn: * How to preserve your herbs with these 3 simple techniques... * 3 little known, yet simple ways to harvest your herbs... * Secret of expert herb gardeners that few people ever know about... * 3 proven steps to transplanting herbs * 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to giving your herbs the best care * You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to design a gorgeous herb garden * 6 time tested and proven strategies for growing herbs indoors or outside * When to use different types of herbs such as culinary herbs, aromatic herbs, ornamental herbs and medicinal herbs * 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for picking the best companion plants for your herbs * How often to water your herbs
This book is a series of instructions on how to play different types of outdoor games.Text type: Procedural recount
All cultures and continents have a range of naturally occurring Adaptogens, the most powerful and safest plants that have full mind-body effects and increase the body's natural resilience and adaptability. Most of the Adaptogens you can buy or read about come from China or other places in Asia. This is inconvenient and shows a degree of disconnection from local plant resources and the vast powers of plants in every geographical space. American and European plants are every bit as efficient and vitalizing as their Asian counterparts, and recognizing this fact makes it easier to introduce Adaptogens to a larger number of people, and it reduces the global destructive impact upon the Asian flora. Thirty of the most powerful and useful adaptogens are presented here, a wide range of plants with powerful and diverse effect in the human mind and body. Make your way into your natural heritage, the landscape fo plants which can fully support you throughout a lifetime, and should be a part of your daily intake. Thirty Adaptogens for Strength in All Body Systems, Vitality, Resilience, Relaxation, Happiness and Life-Long Health. And an Overview of the Best Herbal Collections: Herbs for the Mind, Herbs for Headaches, Herbs for Digestion, Herbs for Colds, Herbs for Fever, Herbs for Wounds and Cuts, Herbs for Head Injury, Herbs for Broken Bones, Herbs for Burns and Sunburns Herbs for Poisonous Bites Herbs for Bruises Strains and Sprains Herbs for Boils and Abscesses Herbs for Tooth Health and Pain Herbs for Nerve Injuries