*****Plants sent - email notifications sent - offer over****
Gave away plants to over 30 people...
Any additional plants will be offered in the NASC auction.
All the best,
Drosera filiformis ssp. filiformis hibernacula starting to sprout lots
Sarracenia purpurea approx. 5 small plants (probably ssp. venosa)
Drosera rotundifolia (noticed a few here & there do not count on receiving any)
For explanation on how these plants became available see bottom of post.
This is not 1st come / 1st served (do not just rush to respond) - please read instructions below.
Please note that the peat/soil with the plants WILL absolutely contain seeds from various local weed species (& possibly some CP).
Based on the numbers of D. filiformis that I see in the bog, I will probably be able to give plants to 10 people (& maybe more). I will try to include at least 5 hibernacula with each order.
My return address will be on the box and the postage I paid will be on the box (probably $3.85) please send compensation for postage via return mail.
USA only. As usual education uses will have priority.
- email me @ RL7836@earthlink.net
- include the following in the email:
your mailing address
what you want:
S. purpurea (only)
D. filiformis (only)
Both (but will accept one if other is all gone)
Both only (skip it if I cant have both)
I will send out boxes next weekend via priority mail & probably will not respond to recipients / non-recipients before that time unless there are questions. If you have any questions, please send them to my email address since I most likely will not be able to check this forum or my PMs during the week.
All the best,
Situation / circumstances that made these plants available:
Approximately 10 yrs ago, I made an in-ground CP bog. However, after a few years, I realized that I had screwed up. I had:
- installed it mid-summer and not allowed for the fact that the spring/fall sun is significantly lower in the southern sky (translation: bog is shaded except in mid-summer)
- did not allow for the fact that nearby trees are still in significant growth mode (translation: bog is becoming more shaded each year)
- used cheap polyethylene plastic for liner
- did not allow for rodents chewing through liner
I realized my mistakes but knowing that we planned to relocate out of NJ in a few years, decided to not create a new bog. Approximately 2-4 years ago, I gave away the last remaining plants in the bog. Yesterday, I looked at the bog remnants and found that under all of the grass and weeds that had taken over the last few summers, a number of Drosera had evidently survived / prospered along w/ a few S. purpurea that I had originally overlooked.