Carnivorous Plants: Gardening with Extraordinary Botanicals

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Timber Press, Feb 24, 2016 - Gardening - 232 pages
Once known only to collectors, adolescent boys, and fans of the cult film The Little Shop of Horrors, carnivorous plants are poised to be the next big trend in home gardening. They provide striking architectural style and can be grown indoors and outdoors. CarnivorousPlants is an accessible, smartly designed guide to growing this unusual group of plants. It offers a general introduction to the world of carnivorous plants, and growing and cultivation information for commonly available and easily grown varieties. Nigel Hewitt-Cooper also provides advice on where to grow the plants; year-round care, cultivation, and maintenance; and a directory of the best carnivorous plants for home gardeners.
 

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Contents

Introduction
8
Carnivorous Plant Basics
13
Cultivation in the Home Garden
27
Where to Grow Plants of Prey
49
YearRound Care Maintenance
72
Common Carnivores for Easy Growing
87
Taking Things to the Next Level
185
Children Beginners Education
214
Resources
219
Recommended Reading
221
Acknowledgments
222
Photography Credits
223
Index
224
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Nigel Hewitt-Cooper has been fascinated by carnivorous plants since he received a Venus flytrap from his uncle in 1981. By the late 1990s, his collection had grown to several hundred species and forms, and Hewitt-Cooper opened his own nursery. His plants have been awarded many accolades, including a number of Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. He is a regular contributor to botanical journals and newsletters, has appeared on radio and television, and lectures on carnivorous plants.

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