Presents form your Garden
by Ninette Dutton
Nelson Publishers, 1986, ISBN 0170067653, colour plates, black and white drawings, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, age toned edges, crease to back cover (see photographs)
“Your garden and the surrounding countryside are bountiful sources of material from which to make presents. Nut shells, cones, flowers, leaves and twigs can all be fashioned into original and individual presents. Fruits and herbs can be used to produce delicious jams, unusual teas or cosmetics. Ninette Dutton has included sections on preserving and drying plants and what you can make with them. There is a section on herbs and another on cookery. While some categories are practical, others are purely decorative.
Presents to make include toys, baskets, decorative trees, rubbings, bridal wear, potpourri, soaps, recipes, cards, lampshades, cosmetics and hundreds of ideas which can turn ordinary garden material into treasured presents.”