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    Hey everyone. I have had the Savage Garden now for about a year, and altho it is a good book, I have found some mild contradictions on it. I have checked in to Don Schnell's book and was a bit taken back by the $40 price tag. I need something a bit more indepth and advanced (NOT to say that I am even close to an advanced grower) now. How does this book compare to others, and what other books are out there that can give that to me? thanks...

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    The book is worth every penny and more!!!!!
    If you're looking for a book to show you how to grow cp's, this is not the book. If you want to learn about how N. American cp's grow in the then this is the best book for you. I highly recommend this book.

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    I agree about Schnell's book. I very often refer to it as a refresher. No one has captured the diversity and grandeur of North American CPs better.
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    It is not a cultivation manual, although some information of that sort is included. It is nonetheless a fantastic book, and an excellent look at our native US species.
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    40 bucks?! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] I coulda sworm I payed only 30

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    'Carnivorous plants of the world' by James and Patrica P...something [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Got that already. If so then I don't know anything else. Oh man it looks like I' having to order my savage garden from overseas, they don't have it where I live. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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    I have Schnell's 2nd Edition (personally signed [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] as does my love, Tamlin). Its a very good book...I've enjoyed having it. Just bear in mind its only North American species covered in it (in other words its not going to have pygmies and mexi pings in it). Also...$40 really isn't that bad as its a very thick book with loads of color photos. Its much thicker book than the Savage Garden.

    I guess sooner or later newbies discover that the Savage Garden isn't QUITE the "CP bible" its reputed to be. Its a good book, but you have to take it with a grain of salt.
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    take it with a grain of salt? hmmmm.... Just got it, anything I should watch out for? Any examples?

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