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The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

Handbook / Manual

By: Peter D'Amato (Author)

374 pages, 200+ colour photos

Ten Speed Press

Paperback | Aug 2013 | Edition: 2 | #206701 | ISBN-13: 9781607744108
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This new edition of The Savage Garden 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.

Beautiful, exotic, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive indoors and out, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is hands-down the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, fully illustrated with 200+ colour photos. This updated edition covers changes in soil and fertiliser products; water quality updates; advances in artificial lighting; new information on transplanting, pot sizes, and plant grooming; and the many incredible new species of carnivorous plants that have been discovered and hybridised, including a dozen new sun pitchers and over 50 tropical pitcher plants. Whether you're a beginner with your first Venus flytrap or an expert looking for the latest specimen, The Savage Garden covers everything you need to create and nurture your very own little garden of horrors.

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Peter D'Amato has been growing carnivorous plants for nearly 40 years and writes a column for the International Carnivorous Plant Society newsletter. He lectures on the subject and has appeared on HGTV, the Travel Channel, The Martha Stewart Show, and CNN.

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