Who could imagine that a book on cultivating weeds would be good reading? But “Just Weeds” by Pamela Jones (Chapters Publishing, $19.95) is just that.
To Jones, the wild plants we call “weeds” are among nature’s most generous and useful bounty.
Besides describing 30 of the most common wild plants of North America, she gives practical applications for each plant including medicinal, culinary and cosmetic.
More than 60 color illustrations by Bob Johnson are a wonderful touch.
After reading this book, you’ll never look at weeds quite the same way again.