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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Review: The Savage Garden, Revised: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

User Review  - Matt Marlin - Goodreads

My knowledge of carnivorous plants is limited, but this is THE authority on all species that occupy this realm. Wonderful descriptions, photos, growing advice and the latest in newly discovered ... Read full review

Review: The Savage Garden, Revised: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

User Review  - Jessica Meigs - Goodreads

An excellent guide to the growth and care of a wide variety of carnivorous plants. Read full review

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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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