today i felt really bored but a bit energetic and competent so i wanted to to take a ride on my bike , then i thought , why don't i try to rescue some cps from a few hardware stores . so i took a strole down the street with my mountain bike and first went to my grandmas house for some lunch then my road trip continued . it was really hot outside too , like about 95-99 degrees . anyways , i wanted to go to lowes first because yesterday i went to lowes with my grandfather to buy a facuet and i happened to find some cps there and the same type of lfs that pft sells ( i brought a 432 cubic inch bale ) . so i rode my bike about 3-5 miles to lowes , locked up my bike , went inside to the garden center and everything looked the same as the day before with the cps except some people brought some flytraps ( i hope the people know what there doing ). at first i thought this must have been cp heaven because all the flytraps( the only plants in the box ) were really healthy , probably the people that ran lowes actually knew how to care for these plants , then i looked at the plants that were left outside the box , it was a really horrible sight , a ton of dead - half dead cps , *a dead s. purpurea that looked all dried and shriveled up and like it was there since lowes was built ( this lowes opened about 2 years ago ) i saw dead sundews , i don't even think there were any sundews , they were so shriveled up that i could *hardly tell the difference between the dead leaves and the lfs . i looked around and i really wanted to rescue all the cps there but i knew i would'nt be able to do that . 1 nepenthes hybrid seemed to have been stolen because all there was was the lfs and a few grass seedlings but there was one more left , it did'nt look really bad , dry soil , a few shrivled leaves , broken pot . i asked one of the people there if i could have it for free (at this moment i figured out i forgot to bring some money ) , the guy said " sure , we were gonna throw it away anyways " , how sad , so i took the plant . who would've thought a 13 year old kid could do so much . i looked around the store some more ( mosly the garden center ) and i found alot of dead non cps . i really wanted to buy some more lfs too because it was really cheap and i knew it was real lfs because it was the exact kind pft sells . anyways , i left the store and continued on to another one , home depot . i went there on my bike , and there were no cps so i went on . i went to another home depot that usually has cps for sell . i went to this one , at this point i was tired , hot , and thirsty but that did'nt stop me from rescuing some cps . i was so thirsty i was sarting to think the bird baths were drinking fountains , lol .anyways , i went to the plant section again , same type of company that i found the other cps at lowes , *gublers . they only had 2 cps left , a half buried flytraps and a nep hybrid that i remebered seeing the last time i went to this home depot . again , i asked the people if i could have this nearly dieing plant and they said " ok , we were going to throw it away anyways " , the same old answer . i can't this plant i still alive after 2 weeks with a broken pot and dry soil and also a small basal shoot . then i went back to my grandmas house to get something to drink , water her plants , then i went home . did i mention i had to take the plants bareroot in a small plastic bag in my pocket because the pots were broken and the lfs smelled horrible . went i got home i was really tired , i was riding on my bikes for about 3 hours in the hot sun . i tooked the plants out my pocket and they were squashed , but they still look ok . i soaked all the plants , the entire plants in some superthrive to rid the shock and try to get some root growth there was no roots at all on the plants . I put rootone on the bottom of the plant , planted them in a 3 inch pot with orchid bark at the bottom and lfs just like gublers did it . then i watered it , un flattened the squashed leaves , put it in my greenhouse under lowland conditions with bright light . all I have to do now is hope that the plants survive , grow , pitcher , *and reward me with a beautiful plant for saving there little lives .