Book About Cacti and Succulents Added to Collection

The new book Hens and Chicks, The Vitko Collection, has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies book collection.  The following book description comes from the publisher Memories Forever website:

Hens and Chicks, The Vitko Collection shares the inspiring story of a young boy who started with a packet of seeds and eventually ends up with a world class collection of cacti and succulents from around the world. The collection includes many rare cacti and succulents, some of which other collectors have only heard of.

In 2009, Don Vitko from Minot North Dakota, donated his cacti and succulent collection to the International Peace Garden to be put on public display.  Vitko spent four decades acquiring his collection of more than 4,000 different species and 6,500 plants, making it one of the largest private collections in the world.

Includes more than 220 full color photos showcasing the beauty and unique symmetry of the plants in the collection.

Contains information on the anatomy of the plants, everyday uses and fun facts.  It is written for the casual reader and is a great resource for school aged children to learn from.”