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The Savage Garden

by parker679 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:35 pm

I know by now this is a pretty well known book but I just wanted to rep it some more.

I just received the revised edition, The Savage Garden, Revised: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants by Peter D'Amato, as a birthday gift. For a while I held off on buying books about carnivorous plants since I figured I could find any info I needed online and I'd rather spend the money on more plants.

The issue with relying solely on the internet for your information is you really need to do your due diligence in making sure the information you're getting is accurate. Sometimes the responses you get are just rehashed misinformation that the person only read online themselves a few days ago. Or you get a reply from someone who really only has experience in their limited range of growing conditions telling you what is and is not correct.

With a book, especially this revised edition, you're getting information from someone with years and years of CP growing experience.

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about CP's, at least those genre I grow myself. But even still I find myself learning new things from this book. Plus it's nice to have a quick reference at hand when you need it.

I know there are a lot of great books out there and having not read any of them I'm not saying this one is any better or any worse. But if you're looking for a good book on carnivorous plants I wouldn't hesitate to pick this one up. Since the revised edition just came out a few months ago you can be sure the information is accurate.

I'm sure you can find it for sale a lot of places, but here it is on Amazon.

Also, for those that may not know, Peter D'Amato is the owner of California Carnivores

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Re: The Savage Garden

by Snap Traps » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:40 pm

It certainly is a good read :D ; I bought the kindle edition myself. Another good book about cps is the Growing Carnivorous Plants book by Barry Rice.
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Re: The Savage Garden

by Goodkoalie » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:27 am

Plus the old savage garden is fun, as well as the "World's Carnivorus Plants" It is very informitive.
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Re: The Savage Garden

by parker679 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:33 pm

Snap Traps wrote:It certainly is a good read :D ; I bought the kindle edition myself. Another good book about cps is the Growing Carnivorous Plants book by Barry Rice.


That'll probably be one of the next books I get. If nothing else than to support him since sarracenia.com was the first place I came across online when I got into the hobby and is where I first started learning everything about CP's.

It's funny because the way he emphasizes that you shouldn't repot your VFT if you're new to the hobby is so extreme that I can always tell when a new forum member here has read his FAQ. :lol:

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Re: The Savage Garden

by stubbingsj » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:37 pm

I just got The Savage Garden (revised) for Christmas, and it is SUPER detailed.
My Grow & Want List:
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PM me if you got any S. excellens plants for sale! :) (USA)

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Re: The Savage Garden

by bananaman » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:42 am

I got a signed copy of this book. My parents were kind enough to preorder it for my birthday...
I really like this book, and I think it is better than the original edition (it is certainly in better shape!)


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