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The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

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ISBN13: 9780898159158
ISBN10: 0898159156
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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 recommends The Savage Garden, "because there's nothing children like better than catching insects and feeding them to their houseplants."

Synopsis:

There are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet. This text is a guide to these savage beauties that are easy to grow and thrive in gardens, terrariums and windowsill just about anywhere.

Synopsis:

In addition to the familiar Venus flytrap, there are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet. Most can be grown in the amateur gardener's backyard or even in a window box. Full-color photos show the plants at work and at rest and tell you everything you need to successfully grow your own--little garden of horrors. Full-color throughout.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-303) and index.

About the Author

Peter D'Amato has been growing flesh-eating plants for over thirty years. His nursery, California Carnivores, houses the world's largest collection of carnivorous plants. THE SAVAGE GARDEN is the 1999 winner of the American Horticultural Society Book Award and 1999 Quill & Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America.

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plant lover, October 23, 2014 (view all comments by plant lover)
This is a great reference, information book. Very in depth and comprehensive. If you want to learn about carnivorous plants, get this book!
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wildfyre, July 15, 2008 (view all comments by wildfyre)
Often referred to as the "Carnivorous Plant Bible", this is the most easy to read comprehensive growing guide for Carnivorous Plants. This book is sure to be a hit with experienced growers and newbies alike.
It covers all the most popular species in depth and touches on the rarer ones as well. It includes background information on each plant along with detailed advice on cultivation.
I bought my copy when the book was first published and I couldn't imagine my life without it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780898159158
Subtitle:
Cultivating Carnivorous Plants
Author:
D'Amato, Peter
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Carnivorous plants
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Gardening : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19980501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .85 in 1.7 lb

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Product details 336 pages Ten Speed Press - English 9780898159158 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , There are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet. This text is a guide to these savage beauties that are easy to grow and thrive in gardens, terrariums and windowsill just about anywhere.
"Synopsis" by , In addition to the familiar Venus flytrap, there are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet. Most can be grown in the amateur gardener's backyard or even in a window box. Full-color photos show the plants at work and at rest and tell you everything you need to successfully grow your own--little garden of horrors. Full-color throughout.
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