|Hmmm, seems like all the CP notorieties have pony tails.[/QUOTE]|
Really? Well....looks like I'm destined for greatness.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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North Salem, NY 10560
YOU! Outta my gene pool!
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I wear a ponytail sometimes...does that count? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
I want to post this on the sarracenia forum in hopes of maybe getting in I.D. on that "gaping" sarra, but of course the forum isn't working right. (BTW...Phil IS working on that.)
Hmmm..maybe I'll post it to the ID that Plant forum.
Well...I'd better go stick my hair up in a pony tail. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
"Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome
Gonna stop cutting my hair and hope it helps my poor sarrs...
PlantaKiss, i'm pretty sure that carrion plant is called a Rafflesia flower. Wonder who THAT could be named after...
Beautiful photos of beautiful plants. Nice job! I've never seen so many amazing sarrs before, or even knew that they existed.
so all those cps stay outside year around??
Thanks for that Suzanne, I wish I could have been there too! We had an open day here on the same day in England:
Enjoy the pics! http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1169
I would've replied much sooner, but such are the demands of college life [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
The plants were more than we could've expected. I saw at least one purp with a pitcher big enough to fit my entire fist! Flavas that come as close as anyone's going to get to rivaling GardenofEden's titans! And as PlantAKiss has already shown, some magnificent cephs. Phil also had sprigs of Red Aldrovanda for sale. And of course the big lipped Leuco (my vote goes for S X "Rolling Stone". You know, with the huge lips... never mind [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] ).
Unfortunately, all was not quite pleasant. As PlantAKiss told me on the way to Meadowview, several rare Leucos were murdered by herbicide spraying [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]. PlantAKiss can give more detailed info, but Phil suspects the neighbors are retaliating for his having to kill several squirrels to protect the plants. Either that or the squirrels have finally declared open war [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]. He's also had to pay a large sum of his own money in order to put a fence around the propogation area to prevent further casualties. I suggested to Marge as we were leaving that whoever is responsible should be fed to the giant flavas. The sheer childishness of it is infuriating. These people are just as bad as poachers. And I'm stopping here before I enter rant territory.
Other than that unpleasantness, the day was quite enjoyable. It warmed up enough to where I could take off my coat, and the sun even managed to peek out for a few minutes. At least the rain held off until the drive home. I got Bill Scholl's autograph (don't even try looking on eBay, I plan to enjoy it for a whiel [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]). And I managed to snag a few sweet D. Binatas, and a pair of D. Capensis courtesy of PlantAKiss [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] All in all, a good day indeed.
The Best Part About Being a Sociopath is Never Having to Say You're Sorry.
Beautiful pics PlantAKiss! Looks like you all had a great time wandering amongst all of that eye-candy. All of the pitcher plants looked great but I have to say, the leukophylla "all
green form" made me drool!!
BTW, I sent Meadowview a check a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't received a confirmation that they received it and my main worry is, with the ineffency of the postal service here, the check could very well be in Naples, FL or even Tuna, TX. I also am keeping in mind that they (Meadowview) may be busy and just haven't had any spare time on their hands.
Anyway, thanks for showing the wonderful photos.