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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tropics @ May 03 2006,6:21)]Great book. But D'Amato grew most of his plants under certain conditions (bright light, for example, if I remember correctly), so if you have different conditions, you may have to modify your practices.
    Words of wisdom here.
    Slack's second book, Insect-Eating Plants and How to Grow Them" is awesome too, but D'Amato's book is much easier to get. My first one was "Carnivorous Plants of the World."

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    If there is one "rule" about growing CP it is that everyone has different conditions to which they must be aware of and modify any advice given by any author. The only real teacher is experience and in this failure is a better teacher than success.

    Same goes for the Slack book (I hand copied the original book) since conditions in England are different than here. It was good advice to start from though, and so is the SG.

    SG is a good starting point, but as has been mentioned, it was not brought down from the mountain carved in stone by its author! Grow lots of plants, and experiment until you strike the magic that works for YOU.
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    It is my first book, but sometimes I feel like it reads like stereo instructions, but I'm learning.

    Still not sure where I'd be without it.

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    One of the best books out so far. If a person could buy only one CP book, this would be the one to have.
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    It's an easily-readable and generally good GUIDE to growing many CPs. In my opinion, it should not be considered a RULE BOOK filled with absolutes.
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    Gotta love his down to earth writing style, too.

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    Hi All:

    Im planning on buying Savage Garden book since Im new to this hobby. Could someone tell me what other books I should have in my collection?
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Anna

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    Barry Rice's book is a good one, lil less growing info than Peter's but great photos and Barry breaks everything out into lists which is handy......he also has more info on Genlisea and Heliamphora than Peters but thats mainly because more info has come out on them and how to grow them since Peter wrote his..........
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