I just got a copy of Barry Rice's new book, GROWING CARNIVOROUS PLANTS, from Amazon. I understand that the title may be different from overseas publishers. It is a full sized hardcover book 224 pages long with over 400 color pictures (according to the dust jacket, I did not count them). Overall, it is a very nice book and covers all of the types of CP's. The aim seems to be mostly toward readers without a lot of CP experience and the writing style is informal and entertaining. The Nepenthes chapter is only 11 pages long (though neps are discussed in other chapters as well). There is no real discussion of individual species. As such, I am not sure how much interest it will have for readers of this board, but you can certainly recommend it to people who are starting out and want more general CP information. The obvious comparison is to THE SAVAGE GARDEN which I think is aimed at much the same audience, but more detailed and comprehensive. I do not mean to be critical at all; Barry Rice's book is very attractive and so pleasant to read that I am sure it will increase anyone's enthusiasm who reads it.
I think it's a very worthy "update" - if you will - of the information scope covered in The Savage Garden, as it contains much relatively new stuff that's never really entered the mainstream, e.g. vegetarianism in amps and tips on bog safaris.
It's very pleasant to read indeed, plus the pictures are gorgeous.
In fact, the book has managed to rekindle my interest in all those other weird plants covered in weeds outside my Nepenthes house...you know, those Sarrasomethings, and those tiny sticky-leaved whatchamacallems.....
Haha. I remember I used cps for an English project when I was a high school freshman. I get the best grade in the class ;D . They really got a kick out of the plants I brought in.
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Post by nepenthusiast on Jun 22, 2007 9:31:53 GMT 7
Barry Rice says "Windowsill growing is a sport best reserved for experts." If this is the definition of expert than I am an expert. He also says the plants will probably die on a windowsill. I don't mean to critiszie of course. He is a horticulturist master while I am a humble windowsill grower. The book, as many have stated, is full of absolutely beutiful pictures and facts. Much more fun to look at then the savage garden but not as in depth. I appreciate all he has to say on conservation.
lol I know a kid who did a project on Nepenthes pitcher fluid. He brought in a Pilosaxveitchi and a x Sabre. Everyone was so awed by the harryness of pillosa veitchi and the fanged redness of Sabre. And they havn't even seen lowii yet.
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
Nov 3, 2019 8:34:22 GMT 7
etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
Nov 25, 2019 5:37:09 GMT 7
vidyut: Photobucket has ruined this place and many other forum archives with years and years of photos worth referencing now blurred. Priceless information hostage to services once free, begging for adoption, arbitrarily monetized.
Nov 25, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 7
bonfield: This forum is almost at 13K total threads, I can't wait to read the topic that pushes it past the mark!
Dec 3, 2019 8:27:58 GMT 7
arvin555: I do not like FB forums because it is difficult to read back Archives. Let us keep this forum alive!
Dec 9, 2019 11:14:09 GMT 7
mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
Feb 9, 2020 3:40:25 GMT 7
bonfield: If you think the situation on this forum is bad, you should see what that those creeps Justin Dunning and Kurtis Herperger(Victoria Butterfly Gardens), Willy Chung, and Lloyd Gordon did to the Canadian forums: www.butterflygardens.ca
Jun 1, 2021 7:14:40 GMT 7