Mountain Rose Herbs

Books on Gardening & Plant Identification

We have searched the horizon in pursuit of fine books and educational tools that encourage and foster herbal living. Each and every offering was handpicked as a staff favorite and we wholeheartedly recommended them to you.

Foraging & Feasting

By Dina Falconi, 2013 (hardcover, 230 pages)

Foraging & Feasting

Foraging & Feasting $40.00

This field guide and wild food cookbook celebrates local bounty and traditional foodways; filled with beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations from Wendy Hollender, and 100 delicious, enlightening master recipes. This collaborative celebration of food and art weaves together Dina’s 30 years of passionate investigations into wild-plant identification, foraging, and cooking with Wendy’s deft artistic skills honed over 15 years as a botanical illustrator.

Herbs and Medicinal Plants Knowledge Cards

48 cards

Herbs and Medicinal Plants Knowledge Cards

Herbs and Medicinal Plants Knowledge Cards $9.95

These botanical Knowledge Cards come packaged in a convenient boxed deck and provide one of the most convenient methods for practicing botanical identification skills. Each deck includes 48 plants featured from nineteenth century botanical illustrations and are accompanied by text describing their appearances, habitats and medicinal uses.

Homegrown Herbs

By Tammi Hartung, 2011 (softcover, 255 pages)

Homegrown Herbs

Homegrown Herbs $19.95

This beautifully illustrated large format book is an indispensable guide to planting, growing, harvesting, and using more than a hundred popular herbs. A step-by-step primer for gardeners of every level, the book provides in-depth instructions for all aspects of growing and using herbs for cooking, home pharmacy, body care and more.

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

By Michael Moore, 2003 (softcover, 359 pages)

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West $22.50

Excellent identification herbal for the Western region. Witty, informative and detailed descriptions of more than 300 native and introduced species. Covers appearance, habitat, therapeutic uses, constituents, preparations and much more. 80 line drawings, 44 color photographs.

The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants

By Katie Letcher Lyle, 2010 (softcover, 203 pages)

The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants

The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants $14.95

All manner of leafy greens, mushrooms, nuts, fruits and herbs that command hefty prices at the market are bountiful outdoors and free for the taking. But to enjoy them, one must know when to harvest and how to recognize, prepare, and eat them. This incredibly handy, fully illustrated book provides everything one needs to know about the most commonly found wild foods.

The Medicinal Herb Grower

By Richo Cech, 2009 (softcover, 159 pages)

The Medicinal Herb Grower

The Medicinal Herb Grower $19.95

This festive book is a true delight to read and covers many aspects surrounding herb growing that most books seem to neglect including; observation in nature, planting with the seasons, creating plant habitat, the benefits of diversity, preparing the ground, making diverse composts and potting soils, planting seeds and cuttings, caring for your plants, and the harvesting and processing of medicinal herbs and seeds.