Herbs: Their Culture and Uses by Rosetta E. Clarkson
First published in 1942, Herbs: Their Culture and Uses provides everything you need to know about herb gardening, whether it's advice about design, soil preparation, and planting; or harvesting, drying, and packaging your own herbs. There are instructions for making herbal dyes, potpourris and sachets, teas and other beverages, and vinegars and jellies, in addition to recommendations on cooking with herbs, complete with recipes.
Also included are descriptions of 101 annual and perennial herbs, how to propagate them, their cultural requirements, and their medicinal, culinary, and household uses. In addition, there are quick-reference lists of fragrant herbs, herbs for continuous garden bloom, biblical herbs, herbs that attract bees, herbs with colorful flowers, and herbs that grow under a variety of conditions—wet soil, dry soil, shade, or partial shade.
For the gardener interested in herbs, Herbs: Their Culture and Uses is the complete reference.