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    Cool Any nurseries?

    Is there any nurseries in or around Disneyland(Anaheim, CA), Universal Studios(Hollywood), and Six Flags Magic Mountain to visit?
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    There are plenty of nurseries but none with carnivorous plants outside the death cube variety. The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens has a small display in the Conservatory. The bulk of their collection is not open to the public. There's a nice collection at Cal State University Fullerton but if you don't attend the meeting there with the LACPS you'd have to make arrangements with Ed Read to see it. If you know Don Elkins he might let you visit his house.
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    I've never understood why botanical places have a big collection of something and then they are "not open to the public". The orchid house at the St Paul botanical conservatory is the same way, it's so stupid, you can stand at the door and peer through the glass.... yeah!

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    Guess I'll stick to looking for cps in home depot...LOL!!!

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    One day there will be a CP nursery in every town and hold the death cubes. Sigh...today the internet will have to suffice. We also have a local display garden in a greenhouse. I can't remember what all it has in it for CP's since I havn't been there since before the hobby. They only open to visitors during an easter aquaruim show and bonsai show. Two days a year and I missed this year. Also while I'm telling my sad tale; A couple of years ago there was a disasterous flood in our area and many buildings in low-lying areas were destroyed. When time to rebuild came, it was proposed that a rainforest themed botanical center be built in one of these areas. After a couple years of attempted fundraising they were a couple Mil$ short out of the many Millions they had raised so far for it. Before long the botanical center was "voted" down and quickly a casino was approved and given the go-ahead. Thats a fair trade: a place for folks to go to lose money on mindless entertainment instead of an educational/ touristy center you could bring the whole family to along one of the busiest Interstates in the country: I 80.
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    When I went to the Palm Springs over a year ago, I checked literally every Home Depot, Target and Lowe's in the entire area... Nothing. Of course, that was January. I don't think Home Depot gets the "death cubes" in until Summer, that's the only time I've seen them, and all the plants in the "death cubes" were healthy -- all the Drosera, Sarrs, ect... Most Home Depots do get Ventratas in year round. I've seen them in winter and fall. Nothing impressive though. It isn't like you're going to go there and find a CP that you've been looking for. It's basically just stuff for kids to care for, so really common ones.

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    Also while I'm telling my sad tale; A couple of years ago there was a disasterous flood in our area and many buildings in low-lying areas were destroyed. When time to rebuild came, it was proposed that a rainforest themed botanical center be built in one of these areas. After a couple years of attempted fundraising they were a couple Mil$ short out of the many Millions they had raised so far for it. Before long the botanical center was "voted" down and quickly a casino was approved and given the go-ahead. Thats a fair trade: a place for folks to go to lose money on mindless entertainment instead of an educational/ touristy center you could bring the whole family to along one of the busiest Interstates in the country: I 80
    Sad indeed

    When I went to the Palm Springs over a year ago, I checked literally every Home Depot, Target and Lowe's in the entire area... Nothing. Of course, that was January. I don't think Home Depot gets the "death cubes" in until Summer, that's the only time I've seen them, and all the plants in the "death cubes" were healthy -- all the Drosera, Sarrs, ect... Most Home Depots do get Ventratas in year round. I've seen them in winter and fall. Nothing impressive though. It isn't like you're going to go there and find a CP that you've been looking for. It's basically just stuff for kids to care for, so really common ones.
    Man, I'm outta luck! I'll ask a local home depot when they'll have cps in stock At osh, it's just vfts and capes(typical).

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