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    I went to John Hummer's Acid-wetland ecology day June 11, 2005 in Caroline Co. VA.
    When I was there, there was over 30 people in attendance. John discussed some of the carnivorous plants he had around his pond and other vegetation that grow in the same habitat.
    Many forms of Sarracenia a few different Drosera and Dionaea muscipula grow along the banks of the pond. A few different aquatic Utricularia and Aldrovanda vesiculosa grow in the pond.
    We then went back to the house after going around the boardwalk that encircled the pond for lunch of sandwich meats, cheese, and other picnic foods.
    I really had a nice time and enjoyed seeing the plants growing in a natural area. I hope to return if John does this again.
    Thanks John for opening up your pond to me and the other's that attended the Acid-wetland ecology day.
    I enjoyed it very much.













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    Wow, those are some healthy-looking plants! Great pics, too! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    thats so cool, did he buy land with the pond in peat soil or did he build any bogs for his plants?
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    He bought the land and the pond was so overgrown it was not accessible. He has cut some trees and does controlled burns. John laughed at that saying, saying controlled as not burning his house down.
    This was a natural occurring pond created by many seepage points that come together to form the pond.
    Everywhere you look there are Sarracenia growing. He has only had the land for 4 years I believe, and he thinks it will look the way he wants in another 5 to 10 years.


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    WowWowWow! Those flavas/leucs are just beautiful-not to mention the pond! Great to hear that they are protected and receiving good "care".
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Stunning. I just got done staring at that flava for like five minutes there... it's fantastic. I can't get over how healthy and robust it looks. It's very striking to see plants in their natural (or managed natural) environment, not trimmed clean and segregated into pots. It makes me want to take a trip to Sarr country right now... having only seen D. rotundifolia in the wild (I found it all by myself!) I've always wondered what all these plants on my porch actually look like on their own. Thanks a lot for sharing!
    ~Joe

    PS - Wait a minute, it should look the way he wants in five to ten years? You mean it's going to get better?
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    Wow...the plants are beautiful. Your photos are beautiful. I wish I could have gone to it. Right down the road from me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] *sigh* Maybe next year.

    Thanks for showing the photos though. It must have been a great day. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    WOW.....I wish i could do that...lookat the sphagnum so lush, so plumey!

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