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The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

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For fifteen years, The Savage Garden has been the number one bestselling bible for those interested in growing carnivorous plants. This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind.

     Beautiful, exotic, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive indoors and out, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is hands-down the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, fully illustrated with 200+ color photos. This updated edition covers changes in soil and fertilizer products; water quality updates; advances in artificial lighting; new information on transplanting, pot sizes, and plant grooming; and the many incredible new species of carnivorous plants that have been discovered and hybridized, including a dozen new sun pitchers and over 50 tropical pitcher plants. Whether you're a beginner with your first Venus flytrap or an expert looking for the latest specimen, this book covers everything you need to create and nurture your very own little garden of horrors.

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About the Author

PETER D'AMATO has been growing carnivorous plants for nearly 40 years and his nursery, California Carnivores (CaliforniaCarnivores.com), houses the world's largest collection of carnivorous plants. D'Amato is co-founder of the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society and writes a column for the International Carnivorous Plant Society newsletter. He lectures on the subject nationwide, including at the University of North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the California Horticultural Society, UC Berkeley, the San Diego Zoo, and Michigan's Fredrick Meijer Gardens. D'Amato has appeared on HGTV, the Travel Channel, The Martha Stewart Show, and CNN.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: What Are Carnivorous Plants?

Part One

The Basics of Cultivation

Soils * Water * The Water Tray Method * Pottery and 

Containers * Natural Light * Dormancy * Artificial 

Light * Feeding Your Plants * Fertilizing Carnivores * Carnivorous Plants as Pest Controllers * Pests and Diseases 

 

Part Two

Where to Grow Carnivorous Plants

Growing Carnivorous Plants Outdoors *  Bog Gardens * Windowsill Growing     Terrariums and Tanks * Greenhouses 

 

Part Three

The Plants AND HOW TO GROW THEM

The Venus Flytrap   

The American Pitcher Plants         

The Cobra Plant       

The Sun Pitchers     

The Sundews

The West Australian Pitcher Plant

The Dewy Pine

The Rainbow Plants

The Butterworts

The Bladderworts

The Tropical Pitcher Plants

Other Savage Plants from the Demented Mind of Mother Nature

      

Appendices

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Photography and Illustration Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607744108
Author:
Damato, Peter
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
D'Amato, Peter
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Gardening; House plants
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 FULL-COLOR PHOTOS
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.01 x 6.08 x 1.03 in 1.98 lb

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