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    Hi there, I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for other books to help out with growing carnivorous Plants. I already have the Savage Garden by Peter D' Amato.

    If anyone has suggestions or a list I would love to hear them.

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    The only titles that I would wholly recommend are Insect Eaters by Adrian Slack, effectively a 2006 reprint and very minor revision of his out-of-print classic Insect Eating Plants and How To Grow Them from 1986, which covers everything from the choices of pots to the planning of elaborate bog gardens; that, and Carnivorous Plants of The World by James and Patricia Pietropaolo, also with highly-detalied and unusual cultivation practices, with which I had been unfamiliar . . .

    Insect Eaters: How to Grow and Feed Extraordinary Plants: Adrian Slack: 9781899296309: Amazon.com: Books

    Carnivorous Plants of the World: James Pietropaolo, Patricia Pietropaolo: 9780881923568: Amazon.com: Books
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    Carnivorous plants and there habitats volume 1 and 2, lost worlds of the Guiana highlands by Stewart McPherson, I own all three of these titles and worth every penny. Also you can check out Redfern Natural History Books, Photos & Expeditions for a wealth of cp related books written by Stewart McPherson and a couple of other writers, a must for any cp enthusiast. Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carnigrower01 View Post
    Carnivorous plants and there habitats volume 1 and 2, lost worlds of the Guiana highlands by Stewart McPherson, I own all three of these titles and worth every penny. Also you can check out Redfern Natural History Books, Photos & Expeditions for a wealth of cp related books written by Stewart McPherson and a couple of other writers, a must for any cp enthusiast. Hope this helps.
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    I too like Lost Worlds of the Guiana Highlands, truly the least masturbatory of those interminable Redfern vanity press releases (I am still awaiting the Guidebook to the Guidebooks series and the Florida county-specific three £30 volumes on Sarracenia); but none of those titles offer ****** in terms of actual cultivation, which is what she requested . . .
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    but habitat information goes a long way, and I believe Redfern and Stewart are doing a great job!

    Mark

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    I think your being very harsh bigbella, I do understand big words and if I don't I can Google them, may I ask how many of Stewart's books have you read to form such a negative opinion on his work and to make such blanket statements?

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    Whoa now guys, lets not start a fight here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnigrower01 View Post
    I think your being very harsh bigbella, I do understand big words and if I don't I can Google them, may I ask how many of Stewart's books have you read to form such a negative opinion on his work and to make such blanket statements?

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    It is not a blanket statement at all. The books are what they are: colorful travelogue -- pretty pictures, to be sure -- with little to none in terms of cultivation instruction. I don't think that they were ever intended as anything else.

    I obviously read the aforementioned Lost Worlds; Miraculum Naturae: Venus's Flytrap, Tim Bailey's effort from 2008, which saw little improvement with the addition of McPherson's name and its cynical repackaging as Dionaea four years later with a concurrent doubling of price; Sarraceniaceae of South America, which was readable, in no small part to Andreas Wistuba and Joachim Nerz's considerable efforts; Pitcher Plants of the Americas, before it was then repackaged and steroid-fed into two massive volumes; Pitcher Plants of the Old World, both volumes. I already had Allen Lowrie's Australian books from the 1980s before they miraculously became some Magnum Opus under the Redfern flag . . .
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