Bizarre Botanicals: How to Grow String-of-Hearts, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Panda Ginger, and Other Weird and Wonderful Plants
Gardeners love tulips, lilies, and pansies -- the common, but beautiful, plants found in the average garden. But there are realms in the plant world far beyond these familiar favorites. In Bizarre Botanicals, plant experts Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross take readers on a curious botanical journey of weirdly wonderful plants that can be grown at home.
Bizarre Botanicals features over 75 astonishing plants that have extraordinary abilities -- from pyrotechnic spores that can burst into flame when ignited to flowers that lure insects to their deaths. Each plant profile includes essential care and cultivation information. A difficulty scale alerts gardeners to how easy (or difficult) it is to grow the plant at home.
There's no reason to forsake lilies and petunias. But after reading Bizarre Botanicals, gardeners will want to take a walk on the weird side and try a few of these peculiar plants for themselves.ΚΚΚ
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dyeabolical - LibraryThing
This book was an interesting read and there were gorgeous photographs. The growing tips were a little sparse for a beginner. There are 2 pages of tips and then each box in the margin with a difficulty ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
Lovely little collection of some seriously odd botanicals. The forward is by famous nurseryman Tony Avent, which is always a good sign. The small collection of facts about each nicely photographed ... Read full review
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Carnivorous Plants
2 Ferns and Fern Allies
3 Flamboyant Flowers and BricaBract
4 Love Plants
5 Odd Inflorescences
6 Weird Leaves