"An Herbiary is a collection of short writings about botanicals; medicinal, decorative, and whimsical. Although it alludes to healing properties, it was never meant to be prescriptive. Many observations are quite accurate, but the should not be see as superior to creative or fanciful descriptions and symbolic flights of fancy. A great deal of its charm comes form the depth and creativity of its illustrations, allowing us to see what otherwise would remain hidden. -Maia Toll"