Well, it's been about a year now since being on TF. I stumbled upon TF while doing an internet search to determine what plants Home Depot & Lowes sold me, beyond "Drosera Species" & "Pinguicula Species". The books were nice, but the pics weren't conclusive.
My first question was about my primuliflora, which is still doing well. My next several questions revealed my lack of pc skills: "What's a SASE?" "What's a PM?" "What's an avatar?" Remember those gems?
My first venture into the Trading Post brought me D. scorpiodes gemmae, that are still going. It also led me to my first friend. Shortly thereafter, a question about getting my el cheapo Earthlink camera, led me to my second good friend. Let me tell ya - the friendships have been precious!
Soon I was taught how to upload pictures onto a hosting site, post pictures, copy & paste links, and develope other pc skills.
I also began scarfing up just about every Trading Post offering, getting in over my head. I had no idea what to do with gemmae at first, nor Utrics. I regret the living victims of my inexperience and learning curve - especially some gourmet tuberous Drosera seedlings and my poor Darlingtonia. Hopefully, next year will have fewer mistakes. To those who have entrusted me with cuttings that failed under my care - I apologize.
I even had the opportunity to become involved with a CP group and meet one of our forum members - three times!
Now it's dormancy time and I have more than a few VFT's to get through the winter. Wish me skill!
Thank you all for the cp & pc advice you have given! No longer a newbie, but I still have a lot to learn.
Does anybody else see themselves like this?