This information-packed, full-colour guide shows gardeners how to incorporate carnivorous plants into home gardens, containers, and indoor displays.
Nigel Hewitt-Cooper has been fascinated by carnivorous plants since he received a Venus flytrap from his uncle in 1981. By the late 1990s, his collection had grown to several hundred species and forms, and Hewitt-Cooper opened his own nursery. His plants have been awarded many accolades, including a number of Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. He is a regular contributor to botanical journals and newsletters, has appeared on radio and television, and lectures on carnivorous plants.
"Carnivorous plants aren't mere novelties; they have 'grace and elegance.'--the beginning of a garden trend." --The New York Times Book Review
"Whether your interest in carnivorous plants has just sparked, you wish you to inspire a friend, or you have already caught the bug, this is an excellent book." --The Garden "Nigel Hewitt-Cooper sheds light on the fascinating world of carnivorous plants." --The English Garden "Exquisite images demonstrate the beauty and complexity of these extraordinary plants and complement the text, providing information and temptation in equal measure. . . . If you can, buy two copies: one for the coffee table and one for the garden too." --Gardens Illustrated "Carnivorous plant expert Nigel Hewitt-Cooper shares his top tips on how to grow and care for the unique plants at home." --Exclusive Magazine "Carnivorous plants are often a first introduction to gardening, not always with success. Buy this book alongside your early purchases and results will be transformed. Packed into its beautifully laid-out pages are concise practical instructions, mixed with innovative ideas and words of encouragement from Nigel Hewitt-Cooper, based on 35 years of accumulated knowledge, practical experience and enthusiasm. There seems to be Iittle excuse not to grow them." --Gardens Illustrated best book of the year