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Thread: More free nepenthes for beginners

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    This was fun when I did it in June, so here we go again.

    I have 5 nice nepenthes that I plan to send to five different people.

    These plants are rooted cuttings, growing in 4.5' pots for at least a year. I will even pay the shipping.

    The Neps that I plan on sending out will be various hybrids or easy to grow species. I am not at the Gardens right now, so I don't know what they will be for sure. The plants will be labeled. If you want one you have to meet the following requirements:

    1) You have to have less then 10 carnivorous plants. Be honest now!

    2) You must never sell the plant, or its cuttings, you may trade or give only. Pay it forward!

    3) You MUST PM me the story about how you got the CP bug. What inspired you to get into plants? Be spacific, and tell the story! Keep it clean, this is a family show.

    I will accept PM's on this subject untill Wednesday 2/16/05 at MIDNIGHT! The best five stories win! Your story WILL be shared with the rest of the class...

    Good Luck!

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    Here is an example of what I am looking for:

    I always enjoyed being outside when I was a kid. I was fascinated with all kinds of natural stuff; mostly frogs and bugs and snakes.

    I did watch a little TV and my favorite show when I was growing up was QUINCY. Some of you may remember this show. It was kind of a 70’s version of CSI. I loved this show and was convinced that I wanted to be a Forensic Pathologist when “I grew up”.

    So, when the time came, I went to School at Eastern Illinois University, and started out as a pre-med zoology major. Some of the classes I needed to take were in the Botany department with this crazy professor named Dr. Arzini. Doc, as we called him, is someone I always like to mention. He has passed away now, but I will never forget him. Doc was the one who turned me on to plants. He opened my eyes to the fantastic complexities and unique diversity within the plant kingdom. I was soon taking care of the university greenhouses some weekends and then summers. This is where I saw my first Nepenthes. I changed my major to Botany, and never looked back.

    It also helped when I realized that I needed to become an MD first before I could pursue forensic pathology. When you add all that school up, its like 103 years or something…


    So, now you have an example of what kind of story I am looking for. The one above is true by the way


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    I will lol j/k
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    I believe that I am out of this one. Good luck to the newbies!
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    less than ten? I have more P. primuliflora plantlets than that! LOL! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    problem is newbies dont stay under 10 plants for long, heck im sending 8-10 Utrics and Drosera to one of our newest members. good luck newbies!!!!!
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    lol i was under 10 plants less than a week ago. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] but i ant anymore so, yeck good luck to u all. Thanks

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    thanks for you imput

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    I was a newbie once.....it wasn't that long ago. Now I have way more than 10 plants mostly neps too. Cutting time is coming soon![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Hi. My name is Ron, and I am a nepaholic.

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