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    Worst on ever for me was when my Drosera aliciae commited suicide....it tried to make 6 clones and 4 flowerstalks at the same time.......it quickly began to die and was totally gone in 1 month...so sad

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    Here's what the post office did to a plant I was to recieve. It did not make it.

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    My worst plant disaster is the [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] flower that my sister got me for Christmas last year (for the life of me can not think of the name. It starts with an A and it is a bulb witch produces flower stalks of about foot with red and white flowers.). Any how I potted the flower and watered the bulb for about two weeks.

    I noticed a stem coming up witch was thick. So, I thought myself, thinking you need to cut the stalk to have it produce flowers. Without thinking I was running with scissors and I cut the stalk. About a minute later thinking why did I just do that? I knew I made a mistake...So I told my sister on the phone the plant is doing great. Well, the plant produced 3 more stalks. I was very grateful to see.

    Well two weeks went bye and I had flowers just opening. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] I came home from work saw the flower in full bloom. I was so happy and was going to take a picture and send it to my sister saying "Thank You for the nice plant". Well went to move the plant and dropped it on the floor and all the stalks broke. With that I kept the bulb and later dropped it again on the floor. At this point I got sick of cleaning up the soil so I threw it away. About 2 months later told my sister what really happened. That to date is the worst plant story I have.

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    Amaryllis?
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    D muscipula:

    Bingo, that is it! For the life of me I could not think of the name. Thank you! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Elgecko, it says "WE CARE" on it!!!!! GAH! I can't bear the lies! The lies!! THE LIES!!!!!!! *tries to settle down her anger, then hears Kenny Chesney song come on radio and now needs to calm down again.... from excitement*
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    yall have written about birds, squirrels, cats, people but no dogs...Here goes.

    I had been at my obesssion about a year and a massed quite an expensive collection I might add. It was this May and all the plants were do exceedly well in the bog I built. A little background here, I keep my CPs at my office because conditions are perfect there with full sun, lots of room, abundant rain water off the roof and I am there to care for them. This space is in a warehouse that is occupied by artists who live there full time. One of the benefits of this space is I get to take my two 85 lb boxers to work with me everyday and there are other dogs there to play with. I digress. There is one particular dog that is less than well mannered and a bit wild. He had already gotten into the bog and dug it up the previous October when I was filling the bog with peat and sand. I should have known better. I told his owners to keep an eye on him when he was outside. Well, they didn't and 'Buddah' decided to do some digging one morning and this is what he did to my bog. As you can see there are tagged seed haeads as I had just completed my spring breeding program. I was sick to my stomach. I would have killed him had I gotten a hold of him I was so angry. I was mad at myself for not putting a fence up to guard my precious plants. Needless to say this same thing happen AGAIN a month later and darn if he didn't dig in the same spot and killed my S. rubricorpa and mixed the tags up on about 6 other plants. I still have not figured the names out yet. Now, there is a fence around the plants and 'Buddah' is gone! GOOD BYE! (no, I did not kill him)

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    BAM!!! My plants BLEW up and I never saw them again. jk
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