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The Savage Garden


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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Are Carnivorous Plants?

Part One
The Basics of Cultivation
Soils * Water * The Water Tray Method * Pottery and
Containers * Natural Light * Dormancy * Artificial
Light * Feeding Your Plants * Fertilizing Carnivores * Carnivorous Plants as Pest Controllers * Pests and Diseases

Part Two
Where to Grow Carnivorous Plants
Growing Carnivorous Plants Outdoors * Bog Gardens * Windowsill Growing Terrariums and Tanks * Greenhouses

Part Three
The Venus Flytrap
The American Pitcher Plants
The Cobra Plant
The Sun Pitchers
The Sundews
The West Australian Pitcher Plant
The Dewy Pine
The Rainbow Plants
The Butterworts
The Bladderworts
The Tropical Pitcher Plants
Other Savage Plants from the Demented Mind of Mother Nature

About the Author
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About the Author

PETER D'AMATO has been growing carnivorous plants for nearly 40 years and his nursery, California Carnivores (CaliforniaCarnivores.com), houses the world's largest collection of carnivorous plants. D'Amato is co-founder of the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society and writes a column for the International Carnivorous Plant Society newsletter. He lectures on the subject nationwide, including at the University of North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the California Horticultural Society, UC Berkeley, the San Diego Zoo, and Michigan's Fredrick Meijer Gardens. D'Amato has appeared on HGTV, the Travel Channel, The Martha Stewart Show, and CNN.


"If you're a carnivorous plant aficionado, you will love the book. If you're new to these plants, you too will become hooked."
-Chicago Tribune

"Discusses each species in detail-from the well-known Venus flytrap to dewy pines and rainbow plants. Ample color photos show an amazing range of form, texture, and color. Don't miss the last chapter, 'Other Savage Plants from the Demented Mind of Mother Nature.'"
-Columbus Dispatch

"The most comprehensive guide to this unusual plant world."
-Sacramento Bee

"A bible for growers."
-San Antonio Express-News

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