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    Hello everyone
    Well I took the digital camera out to Tamarisk Nurseries today, which is only 8 miles south from my house. I feel lucky to have such a nursery so near to home. I would've taken more pictures of other plants (tsillandias and the multitude of cacti), but the memory stick was only 64mb and had other stuff on it my sister believes is important. Anyway, here are the pics (they might be a bit big)...


    These are the greenhouses that house cacti, succulents, Tsillandias and of course, CP. That shaded section is the outdoor CP propagation area:


    There were lots of plants here, most of them going into dormancy, ranging from VFTs to masses of Darlingtonia (hiddenin this pic).


    At the entrance, looking straight ahead into the first greenhouse which mainly consists of Tillandsias, bromeliads, and the Pings.


    A garden bowl of Pinguicula 'Hans' (aka 'Gina', 'Tina'). I have two of these large plants at home, where they exhibit similar flowering vigour.


    These are very large plants! My hands are just over 8" long.


    Cp growing happily alongside succulents. Most of the CP offered at Tamarisk's are Sarracenia. The man in the reddish sweater is Alan, the owner and curator of the nurseries (not a very good pic of him, unfortunately).


    I fell in love with this hybrid. I don't quite remember the whole name, but I know it has something to do with 'Soper', which I'm pretty sure refers to Mr. Matthew Soper of Hampshire Carnivorous Plants.
    A closeup of the nicest pitcher:



    One of my favourite Sundews, Drosera slackii. These plants had just finished flowering and setting seed (I don't know whether they were viable though), and have a diameter of approximately 3".


    A very nice U. longifolia. I had never ever witnessed this species' inflorescence so I took advantage:

    (To be continued...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Tamarisk Nurseries

    Tamerisks are a incredebly invasive species that spreads rapidly, is virtyally impossible to kill and eradicate(they tried everything)

    And its not enough to kill a Tamarisk but you have to plant something in its place or else it will return.

    Anyway, nice pics!

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    Cotinued....


    The colour is more intense in real life, but let's cope with this pic.


    A lot of Sarracenia getting ready for dormancy. Among these were about 4 or 5 garden bowls like this:

    Not at their prettiest, but still impressive due to the size of the pitchers and the clumps.

    In the furthest part of the greenhouse is where most of the cacti for sale are. Here is a partial view:


    An eye-catcher:


    And Lophophora williamsii for sale:

    Not something you see often, if at all, whilst in the U.S. (they're legal in the U.K. if they are fresh material). Many of these plants had finished flowering and were producing seed.

    Hopefully I'll be able to help out here in the busier months, which should keep me busy and out of mischief!

    Thank you Alan for giving me permission to take photos of your marvelous nursery!

    I hope you liked!

    Amori

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    HOLY COW that ping is HUGE! I wish I could go there.
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    [/QUOTE]One of my favourite Sundews, Drosera slackii[QUOTE]

    Mine too!! and i se some itty bitty d capenses in the pot too
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Mine too!! and i se some itty bitty d capenses in the pot too
    Oh, mind you, they are everywhere! I had to pull out about 100 of them of all sizes from my D. slackii's and D. 'Marston Dragon''s containers I bought last week. Volunteers are nice sometimes though when most of your collection hasn't germinated yet.

    Amori

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    it must be great to live so close to such a great nursery, anyway im saving for a trip to cal carnivores, with me and my friend jeremiah, so i cant complain [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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