The Savage Garden

The Savage Garden

Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

Book - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
For fifteen years, The 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.

You may be familiar with the Venus flytrap, but did you know that some pitcher plants can—and do—digest an entire rat? Or that there are several hundred 
species of carnivorous plants on our planet? Beautiful, unusual, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive everywhere from windowsills to outdoor container gardens, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, gloriously illustrated with more than 200 color photos. Fully revised with the latest developments in the carnivorous plant world, this new edition includes:
   •  All the basics—from watering and feeding to modern advances in artificial lighting, soil, and fertilizers.
   •  Detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, including many of the incredible new species that have been recently discovered and hybridized.
   •  Cultivation and propagation information for all the plant families: pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, sundews, rainbow plants, bladderworts, and many other peculiar plants from the demented mind of Mother Nature.
Whether you’re a beginner with your first flytrap or an expert looking for the latest exotic specimen, this classic book has everything you need to grow your very own little garden of horrors.

Baker & Taylor
Describes hundreds of carnivorous plants with detailed growing information and tips on soil, water, lighting and propagation. Original.

& Taylor

Presents a comprehensive guide to carnivorous plants, describing the principal species and providing detailed growing information and tips on soil, water, lighting, and propagation.

Publisher: Berkeley [CA] : Ten Speed Press, c2013
Edition: Rev. ed
Description: x, 374 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781607744108
Branch Call Number: 635.93375 DAm


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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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