It seems like yesterday (but it will be a year in September) that I launched Gardening with Confidence ®, With hardly enough time to catch my breath, I worked with (and I’m still writing) St. Lynn’s Press to write another book called, Plants with Benefits.
Come’on, if you were asked to write that title, wouldn’t you? It was originally going to be about wildlife; instead it’s about wild life.
This luscious cover photo was taking by my good friends, Ken Gergle and David Spain at Moss and Stone Gardens.
Here is what has been posted on Amazon.com:
Are some plants aphrodisiacs, or is that just a myth? Garden expert and plant detective Helen Yoest takes us on a romp through history, lore and ethnobotany to find out how 50 of these plants got their “hot” reputation – and what modern science has to say about it. Discover which common garden plants and favorite edibles have that “something extra,” and why. Plants With Benefits is filled with lush photography, growing tips, and recipes for preparing teas, potions and tasty treats for your pleasurable use. Can a plant create feelings of arousal, contentment or receptivity? It looks like the answer is yes. This is the first book about selecting garden plants for their sex appeal.
Here is what some friends have to say:
Filled with little-known secrets, growing tips and titilating tidbits, PLANTS WITH BENEFITS is a must-have catalog of plants that will satisfy all your libidinous botanical curiosities. Good luck not getting emotionally invested.
James Baggett, Editor, Country Gardens magazine
Don’t bother with the oysters and puffer fish! According to my friend Helen Yoest, you can turbocharge your love life with some garlic, ginger, asparagus, pine nuts, and (of course) bananas. A veritable Garden of Eden awaits in your own yard.
Steve Bender, Senior Writer, Southern Living magazine
It has been a blast, and I learned a lot. I’m honored to be apart of the St. Lynn’s Press family of authors.
Mark you calendars (if you are in the area), the JC Raulston Arboretum will, again, host my book launch on Thursday, January 23, 2014. They are very good to me. And I can’t wait to surprise them with knowing I’ve dedicated the book to them.
Plants with Benefits is available for pre-order on Amazon, and will be widely distributed on January 15, 2014. I hope you will take a look to see what plants really do have benefits.
Plants with Benefits is also available here:
Barnes & Noble
The only problem, I’m hungry just thinking about all the good stuff in this book. Just a snack….later.