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Reviews of The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

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Author (1): Peter D'Amato

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: May 1998
Published by: Ten Speed Press
List price: $24.95
ISBN Number: 0898159156



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Positive FoxOfTheRose On Jul 22, 2011, FoxOfTheRose wrote:

Others have said it before, but it bears repeating: This is the book for the carnivorous plant grower. I only started growing them a few months ago, but with the advice and instructions from this book, I now successfully grow Sarracenia, Pinguicula, Nepenthes, and Drosera in my home.

Positive The_Mikado On Apr 16, 2009, The_Mikado wrote:

I love this book, one of the best on CP ever written. AND VERY HANDY.

I am constantly recommending it to nurseries, garden staff, and hobbyists I run into. It seems to always be on the shelf at Books-a-Million (or, as my friend Gary calls it, "Books-a-Ten').

My main sorrow was not having it with me when I met Peter D'Amato (on top of which, he remembered an article I'd written 20 years previously for the "Carnivorous Plants Newsletter," so it was a special occasion). Well, maybe next time.

Buy it. And start out slowly, with Sarracenia. I've been growing them in pots and bog gardens in Huntsville, AL for years. They are the hardiest and be-a-utiful!

Positive venusflytrapfan On Aug 14, 2007, venusflytrapfan wrote:

Really good book. This is the book to buy if you are new to carnivorous plants or if you are an experienced grower. It answered many of my questions on how to water and how to prepare some plants for dormancy.

Positive Equilibrium On Sep 20, 2004, Equilibrium wrote:

I loved this book! Not overly technical and laced with humor. This book answers all your questions about carnivorous plants in detail.

Here's a little review from WalMart's website-

"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? 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."

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