This one-of-a-kind compilation of bay information contains all aspects of this famous, noble and beloved herb. Bay Herb of the Year™ 2009 is filled with legend, lore, history and the personal experiences of IHA members. Gain insight on cultivation, indoors and in the garden. Become inspired by delicious recipes using bay leaves, both fresh and dried, in traditional and innovative ways in the kitchen. Aromatherapy, essential oil characteristics, as well as up-to-date medicinal information are included. This compendium on bay is written by IHA members from many different areas of herbal expertise and features an array of articles, both color and black & white photos, and illustrations. 156 pages.