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Bizarre Botanicals
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Dr. Larry Mellichamp is a Professor of Botany and Horticulture at the University of North Carolina where he has taught for over 30 years. Paula Gross holds a Masters in Horticulture from the University of Georgia. She also spent two years of training at Goodness Grows Nursery.

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Bright, full-page photos add to the fascination as readers discover nature s most mysterious plants." "Complete with seductive photographs and a lighthearted but substantive text." --The New York Times "An informative and visually arresting book devoted to a dizzying array of plants not frequently found in typical American gardens. Perfect for gardeners of all levels who wish to cultivate out-of-the-ordinary plants and for armchair gardeners interested in thumbing through photographs of unusual botanicals." --Library Journal "A must for any gardener with access to a hothouse and a desire to grow something out of the ordinary. From strange orchids to voodoo lilies, beehive-shaped ginger and honey locust, each plant includes difficulty ratings, hardiness zones, growing needs, and even height and spread." --Midwest Book Review "A fun, easy read." --Toronto Star "For the gardener who wants to stretch beyond the everyday into the realm of ... wicked fun." --Houston Chronicle "If you seek entertainment while your garden sleeps, give Bizarre Botanicals a whirl." --Philadelphia Inquirer "From carnivorous plants to orchids and succulents, this book is a beauty, even if you only marvel at the photos." --Omaha World-Herald "A plant zoo of animal look-alikes." --San Antonio Express-News "Bright, full-page photos add to the fascination as readers discover nature's most mysterious plants." --Our State "Beautifully illustrated." --SciTech Book News "This is one of the most entertaining plant books you're likely to find anywhere." --Bamboo and More "A fun and fascinating encyclopedia of weird plants that boast such qualities as freaky displays of sex death and botanical wizardry." --Norfolk Virginian-Pilot Complete with seductive photographs and a lighthearted but substantive text. The New York Times An informative and visually arresting book devoted to a dizzying array of plants not frequently found in typical American gardens. Perfect for gardeners of all levels who wish to cultivate out-of-the-ordinary plants and for armchair gardeners interested in thumbing through photographs of unusual botanicals. Library Journal A must for any gardener with access to a hothouse and a desire to grow something out of the ordinary. From strange orchids to voodoo lilies, beehive-shaped ginger and honey locust, each plant includes difficulty ratings, hardiness zones, growing needs, and even height and spread. Midwest Book Review A fun, easy read. Toronto Star For the gardener who wants to stretch beyond the everyday into the realm of ... wicked fun. Houston Chronicle If you seek entertainment while your garden sleeps, give Bizarre Botanicals a whirl. Philadelphia Inquirer From carnivorous plants to orchids and succulents, this book is a beauty, even if you only marvel at the photos. Omaha World-Herald A plant zoo of animal look-alikes. San Antonio Express-News Bright, full-page photos add to the fascination as readers discover nature s most mysterious plants. Our State Beautifully illustrated. SciTech Book News This is one of the most entertaining plant books you re likely to find anywhere. Bamboo and More A fun and fascinating encyclopedia of weird plants that boast such qualities as freaky displays of sex death and botanical wizardry. Norfolk Virginian-Pilot"

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