The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

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Ten Speed Press, 1998 - Gardening - 314 pages
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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."

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A great basic book

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This is truly a great book for those that are interested in Carnivorous plants. Covers a broad spectrum of hardy and tropical plants. Its a gem! Read full review

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The best book ever written for carnivorous plants. This is a must for any beginner, intermediate, or expert grower. In fact, dare I say it's the bible of growing carnivorous plants. I particularly like the layout with easy to locate specific care instructions for the all the various types of plants. Peter D'atamo turns an instructional garden book into poetry. You just have read it find out. Highly recommend it.  

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About the author (1998)

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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