Bizarre Botanicals

Bizarre Botanicals

How to Grow String-of-hearts, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Panda Ginger, and Other Weird and Wonderful Plants

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Gardeners love tulips, lilies, and pansies--the common, but beautiful, plants found in the average garden. But there are realms in the plant world far beyond these familiar favorites. In Bizarre Botanicals , plant experts Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross take readers on a curious botanical journey of weirdly wonderful plants that can be grown at home.

Bizarre Botanicals features over 75 astonishing plants that have extraordinary abilities--from pyrotechnic spores that can burst into flame when ignited to flowers that lure insects to their deaths. Each plant profile includes essential care and cultivation information. A difficulty scale alerts gardeners to how easy (or difficult) it is to grow the plant at home.

There's no reason to forsake lilies and petunias. But after reading Bizarre Botanicals , gardeners will want to take a walk on the weird side and try a few of these peculiar plants for themselves.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781604690767
1604690763
Characteristics: 283 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Gross, Paula

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