The Savage Garden

The Savage Garden

Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

Book - 2013
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For fifteen years 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.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2013
Edition: Rev. ed. --
ISBN: 9781607744108
Branch Call Number: 635.93375 D'Am 2013
Characteristics: x, 374 p. : ill. (some col.)


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Jun 01, 2016

GREAT book!
I have always been interested in Carnivorous Plants. I thought I knew a lot about CP's, before reading this book.

While reading this book, there was hardly a page, where I was not thinking "I didn't know that."

It was well written and you can tell the author was not merely relating his research, he was relating personal experience.

Apr 25, 2015

Loved it. A great guy to maintaining these interesting plants. Even though this is a how to for gardeners. Even kids will be fascinated by this book.

May 13, 2014

This looks very interesting and I'm kind of non-judgmental about nature. But the cover really bothers me. Do people actually personally feed these plants with other living creatures?

May 13, 2014

This is a very good book. It talks about basically everything you might want to know about carnivorous plants, and probably more.

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Jun 28, 2016

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