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    I heard that THE SAVAGE GARDEN: CULTIVATING CARNIVOROUS PLANTS is the bible for CP growin.
    Any other good ones out there that you recommend? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I think Insect Eating Plants is good. Cant remember the author.
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    Carnivorous Plants Of The World
    Carnivorous Plants Of North America

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    The Savage Garden is one of the best guideline books ther is, although there are more specialized books out that are all about one certain topic
    hope that helps,
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    Carnivorous plants of the US and Canada by Donald Schnell is much better than the Savage Garden, but is geared strictly for the North American area. Insect Eating Plants and How to Grow Them By Adrian Slack is a very nice book chock full of CP from around the World, as is Mr. Slack's Carnivorous Plants. 2 of the above mentioned were before D'Amato, and much better books informationwise. Peter's book is too general for those of us who have been growing for more than 10-15 years, but is good nonetheless.
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    Personally, I don't like the cultivation advice in the savage garden. It only works if your in a mediterainian climent. Getting more books and a vireity of sorces is better. Schnells book says a lot about natural habitat and lets you make your own choices about growing from their [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Moving to General Discussions..

    If your into Nepenthes then
    Nepenthes of Borneo
    and
    Nepenthes of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia
    by Charles Clarke are must haves!

    He has a couple field guides too which are very nice but only a include a fraction of the information the books contain.
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    Take The Savage Garden with a grain of salt. It contains some good information but its not the final word in growing CPs. Remember that you don't have to grow your plant strictly according to what's written in any book because growing conditions vary for everyone. So...its ok to start out trying the methods outlined in books but don't be afraid to experiment, adjust and tailor your methods to what works for your home environment. What works for one person may not work at all for another. There are a lot of growers here who "break the rules" and have phenomenal plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    All the books mentioned are a rich source of information but never feel like you MUST grow a plant strictly "by the book." [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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