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    WHEW.... lookin good man, now those "carnage" pics don't look quite so awful [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    you have a pretty impressive collection- your pics have got me thinking about using one of them irregular candy-dish style pots this year too, it looks really slick when it's in full swing.

    Congrats on another success!!!
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    That is a great post Scot! This was my first year of putting plants throught dormancy. I didn't use the fridge method, but next year I will have to. I will try it your way! I didn't trim the leaves off before hand either.......it's so hard! But if I think about it like you said; ensuring their survival, I should be able to do it. I also had some mold grow on my plants as well, and before I try fungicide I will try dumping distilled water over it and hope that it works! Thanks for the story!

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    March 25, 2005

    Six week update!
    the plant have been out of the fridge 6 weeks now..they are all growing well!
    although its all that 'indoor spindly growth" because they arent getting enough light..
    thats ok though, as soon as they go outside they will be fine.
    its STILL winter here!! grrrrrr..
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]
    we had snow a few days ago, and its a balmy 35 degrees outside today..
    we havent hit 45 yet this year!
    soon..patience..
    they might be able to spend the days outside in the next week or two..
    probably another 3 or 4 weeks before they can go outside 24/7 for the rest of the season.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/scottychaos/scotlawrence-leah-wilkerson.jpg[/img]
    My new 'Leah Wilkerson'! *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    not looking like much yet, but the year is young..
    (im still going to put a top dressing of LFS on the pot..she is planted in a peat/perlite mix)


    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/scottychaos/DSC00024.jpg[/img]
    The mini-bog is coming along nicely..
    it is mostly VFT's, but there also one S. wrigleyana in the center,
    and two S. leucophylla 'titan' in the back.


    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/scottychaos/DSC00025.jpg[/img]
    im not bothering to turn them so they grow straight!
    (they wouldnt anyway..they would just grow in "S" shapes..)
    when they go outside for the season soon, all the new pitchers will nice and straight then..

    Scot


    UPDATE! are you saying HEY! WHERE DID THE PICTURES GO??


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    That is crazy!

    What do friends say about a bunch of killer plants in your livingroom?

    Very nice pictures as well
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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    nice, its supposed to stay cold here untill may 24 degrees currently and snowing up a blizzard (not quite), but theres no need to fear heated greenhouse is here! (photos tommorow)
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    9 week update!

    FINALLY its warm enough for the plants to go outside for the season!
    they all went out on the balcony today.
    we do have one overnight low of 32 degrees F forecast for one night next week, but I will probably just leave the plants out anyway..
    They did go out for 2 days about 2 weeks when we had a brief warm spell, but then nights dropped back below freezing..
    finally we have forecast lows in the mid 30's and mid 40's for the foreseeable future..thats warm enough!
    as long as the overnight low is above freezing, they stay outside.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/scottychaos/CP-2005-06.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/scottychaos/CP-2005-07.jpg[/img]

    notice that really weak floppy sarracenia growth?
    those are the pitchers that grow between February and April indoors..
    they are weak and spindly pitchers that burn to a crisp when they go outside, because they havent been getting enough light indoors..
    I just put them right outside and make no effort at all to "acclimate them slowly"..they just fry! no big deal..they get crispy brown on the side that faces the sun, just like a sunburn for us, but then new pitchers emerge quickly that are "normal" and can take the sun just fine..
    in about a month of so I will just cut off all that weak spring growth after a fresh crop of new pitchers has emerged, and the plants will look great for the rest of the season..

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/scottychaos/CP-2005-08.jpg[/img]

    My 'Leah Wilkerson' is putting up one tall pitcher! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]

    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (scottychaos @ Feb. 12 2005,1:19)][img]http://home.**********.com/users/scottychaos/CPdormancy07.jpg[/img]
    You had a bunch of beautiful pitchers you cut off... rather than toss them, why not keep them in vases of water until they die?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (SarraceniaScott @ April 17 2005,8:59)]You had a bunch of beautiful pitchers you cut off... rather than toss them, why not keep them in vases of water until they die?
    Scott,
    cool idea! but...
    the pitchers were all jammed full with bugs..
    would make an icky "cut flower" display. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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