Sunday, May 9, 2010

Work in Progress: Book on Carnivorous Plants

We are now working work on our next publication under the Celestial imprint. It will be - surprise, surprise - a book on carnivorous plants!

On the one hand, this is certainly a subject matter that would not normally be associated with Select; on the other hand, we’ve always had a reputation for carrying a very good range of books on nature and fauna, so this is not that large a departure from our usual books.

The title of the book will be
Growing Carnivorous Plants in the Tropics. It will offer practical advice by using case studies for different growing areas typical in Singaporean conditions, such as outdoors, balconies etc. It will include ideas for the cultivation of challenging temperate carnivorous plants as well as highland ones in extreme lowland conditions with little temperature fluctuation.

Author Cindy Chiang started growing carnivorous plants about 15 years ago. She has written articles for a local gardening website and conducted several talks on the cultivation of these exotic plants at the local library and at gardening events. Her passion for carnivorous plants was also featured in “Life” section of
The Straits Times and in one of the home d├ęcor magazines, Home Concepts.

Cindy is particularly well known on online carnivorous plants-related forums. She is a long-term moderator on the forum of local gardening website
Green Cultures Singapore as well as the largest US-based carnivorous plant forum Terra Forums.

The book is scheduled to be launched at the
Singapore Garden Festival, which will be held at Suntec Singapore on 15-22 July 2010.

More on this book and the book launch in later posts.

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