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    Nepenthes gracilis is right.

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    Yay, more snow (march 18):


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    How cold does it usually get over there in Canada?

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    I don't know for other province, but for Quebec (Quebec city):

    Right now (18 march, 20:29): -5 C or 23 F
    And in February we had -37 C or -35 F for 4 days.

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    Ok then we have a little warmer here in sweden
    How do you drain it ?
    Except the little plastic pipe on the pic,Can you drain the whole bog with that pipe?
    Also did you make your bog perfectly horizontal?

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    The drain pipe is interesting but makes it look funky.
    From my recent education on the Drosera sites in South Africa it seems that the plants occur on slopes, either sand banks or hillsides. With your bog you could have filled it up to the top and then build a mound where you planted all the plants. On looking at your plantings I noticed that you have sphagnum around many plants. I have found that sphagnum can literally drown the smaller carniovores such as Drosera. In checking the South African populations and from my memory of the Drosera occurring in a bog up in Northern California, Drosera does not grow with mosses but may grow on liverworts though these too could overwhelm the Drosera. Even Sarrencia purpurea can be grown over by the moss. Growing above the water level would be one way of forcing the moss to not be so luxuriant.

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    Except the little plastic pipe on the pic,Can you drain the whole bog with that pipe?
    Also did you make your bog perfectly horizontal?
    Yes and yes.

    I only let the Sphagnum grow around Sarracenia. Drosera have their own 'territory' to grow, without moss. I can't build a mound, because it will dry during summer (25-30 Celsius).

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    what is the absolute coldest it gets there?

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