THE SAVAGE GARDEN: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants
by Peter D’Amato
2013, 384 pages, 200+ color photos. While most people are aware of the Venus flytrap, there are actually several hundred other species of carnivorous plants, and thousands of subspecies, hybrids, and cultivars, including pitcher plants, sundews, cobra plants, butterworts, bladderworts, and more. Many people assume that carnivorous plants come from exotic, tropical climates. In fact, the Venus flytrap is native to the Carolinas, and North America has the widest variety of wild carnivorous plants in the world. 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 revised edition of this award-winning book is generously illustrated. It features the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up-to-date resource of its kind. It 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 recently discovered and hybridized.
Cultivation and propagation information for all the plant families: pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, sundews, rainbow plants, bladderworts, butterworts, and many more.
Whether youre 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. Paperback; 6 x 9″.
Photographer credits: photos on page 201 (upper), page 324 (lower) by Damon Collingsworth; page 324 (lower) by Ch’ien C. Lee.
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