The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants


The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

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Just about everyone’s familiar with the Venus flytrap…but did you know that there are pitcher plants that can-and do!-digest an entire rat? Or that there are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet? Full-color photographs of the plants at work and play, plus everything you need to know to successfully grow your own Little Shop of Horrors.Awards1999 American Horticultural Society Book Award Winner ReviewsHow to get kids interested in gardening? The San Francisco Chronicle re

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  • PocketWatch says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    and am delighted to get it now in eBook form, October 1, 2016
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    I purchased the actual book version of this reference a few years ago (signed by the author!), and am delighted to get it now in eBook form! Bookmarking and highlighting what I need to is a great feature. I have used this book as a total reference for my “carnies” that include a couple of rare sarracenia, a couple of pitchers from Borneo, a couple of VFTs, some sundews, a couple of Mexican butterworts, and even a species of bladderwort! I get all my plants from D’Amato’s online store “California Carnivores.” I’ve never had a bit of an issue with them or this book, in either version. From planting medium to light and temperature requirements, to water and fertilization restrictions/requirements, this book will tell you everything you need to know. If you want to get into this hobby a little, make sure you understand what these plants are and what they need by reading this book.
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  • Amazon Customer says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The essential guide to growing THRIVING carnivorous plants, August 13, 2016
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    The essential guide to cultivating carnivorous plants indeed!
    Detailed info on even the most obscure species, however futile that info might actually be in practice (since they’re impossible to get a hold of), though also overflowing with optimal culturing info on common and semi-rare species also. A joy to own, and will set you right on track to cultivating thriving and beamingly luscious carnivorous plants!
    Surprisingly enough, this book rivals Darwin’s compiled works on carnivorous plants in its diverse and questioning analysis on carnivorous plant preying methods, and even definitions. Nice list of cultivars and hybrids, although more can be found on the author’s web page California Carnivores from time to time as they enter the hobby.
    Great color photos accompany the already well-rounded book.
    Highly recommended, and in fact essential to anyone who owns even a single venus flytrap!
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  • Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A great read for beginners, January 23, 2017
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    The Positive: A great read for beginners. Far from all-inclusive but certainly all a person needs if they are just starting out or are fairly new to the hobby.

    With access to forums and Facebook groups, people don’t necessarily have to rely on printed books for information on how to grow CPs anymore. I’ve been growing CPs for over 20 years and I’ve found many things through trial and error and by asking other growers. Carnivorous plants are a lot easier to grow than people think, and the ideas and inspiration you can get from other growers around this community go far beyond what any book can provide. Having said that if there was one book I’d recommend to people if they absolutely had to have a book or just really wanted one, it would be this one. It covers all the bases quite well.

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