2018 Nautilus Gold Award Winner & Best Seller
“I would not be surprised to find The Illustrated Herbiary on the shelves of Flourish and Blotts as the required textbook for Herbology.” – Mugglenet Review
Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants — whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers — has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition with profiles of the mysterious personalities of 36 herbs, fruits, and flowers. Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plant’s power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. Smaller versions of the illustrations are featured on 36 cards to help guide your thoughts and meditations.
“In this delightful debut, Toll relies on her imagination to spin a fun botanical mythology. O’Hara’s bright, bold illustrations—which introduce each entry and are also included as a divination deck—will appeal to readers with strong lines and a sense of glowing from their centers, a boldness that carries through to the more representational sketches of plants that follow. It will appeal to those looking for fun new ways of considering plants.” — Publishers Weekly
“Filled with magic, myth, and tantalizing bits of wisdom, The Illustrated Herbiary may just be one of the most delightful and original herbals written.” – Rosemary Gladstar, best-selling author
This collectible box set combines Maia Toll’s best-selling book, The Illustrated Herbiary, with a freestanding deck of 36 large gilt-edged oracle cards, along with a velvet carrying pouch so readers can always have plant wisdom on hand. For devotees of tarot, witchcraft, mysticism, botanicals, and beautiful art, this special edition makes a truly distinctive gift.
“It’s okay to sleep without dreaming, Poppy soothes, to fall deep and far. Have no fear. Day will come, and you’ll once again stretch and unfurl.” – Maia Toll, The Illustrated Herbiary
Enter the world of bewitching botanicals with California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). This puzzle features the intricate linework and lush colors of illustrator Kate O’Hara and highlights poppy’s golden glow and rich symbolism. As described in Maia Toll’s best-selling book The Illustrated Herbiary, poppy opens her petals in daylight and closes them when night comes, resurrecting herself each morning. Her medicine soothes, encouraging a deep relaxation and rest. Experience the restorative powers of poppy as you place each piece and watch her come into bloom.