This is a really interesting book on herbs and other plants. The book is not more than 200 pages so is obviously not as extensive as other herbal guide, but it’s still very interesting.
The book states that a faerie is the life force of nature, plant energy if you will. The authors come to this conclusion because they say faeries can be found in nature, like dryads in trees, gnomes in hills, etc. The purpose of this book is essentially to merge meditation or a spiritual mentality with gardening, or what the authors call ‘green gardening’.
Each herb’s description is approximately 2 pages long and is accompanied with a picture of a faerie. What I really like about this book is that it isn’t all spiritual or all medical, but it’s a combination of both. The authors provide a short description of the plant and how to use/ store/ gather/ preserve it. Then they provide a short historical or mythological context for the plant and it’s healing uses, home remedy like stuff. Then, after that, they give you a little recipe you can use the herb in or a recipe to make a product of some sort. As the book is not very long the author’s do not get too deep into every plant and they give different information on different plants, but it’s still a very interesting read.