Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

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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 ...
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780898159158
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2003

    The premier 'how-to' manual

    Beginner or master gardener, if you can have only one book on the subject, this one is it. Excellent photography, as well as down-to-earth discussions of carnivorous plants, including those you might not want to try. .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2004

    A must read

    For any sort of gardener, Carnivorous plants make a great addition. Lots of fun and this book tells you all about the care of these awsome plants.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2004

    A great Help ,how to book.

    This is one book someone needs to grow and learn about these plants. The information inside I found to be very informitive and a easy read. If your thinking about or have Carnivorious plants GET THIS BOOK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2001

    Gardening bliss

    This is without a doubt the best books that I have ever read about these evil little plants. It gives detailed information in the most simple ways and covers all the aspects one could hope for. If i can take one book into the next life, it would be this one!

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