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    These four CPs are what I'd like to plant, D. binata, D. capensis, Northern Purple Pitcher, and Judith Hindle also two Typical VFT, and a Akai Ryu VFT I don't want to crowd it too much so I'll probably just plant one of each CP does it matter where I plant each one in the pot?

    Should the two pitcher plants be closer to the middle or the sides for example?

    The 12" Plastic pot that I bought has eight small drain holes on the bottom and a tray for it, but I didn't know about Replaceable drain plugs, but I think I saw something like that at a garden center so this weekend I'll go check to see if they have one for 12" and if I can't return the other pot I'll use it for something else.

    Is this a replaceable drain plug how much do these usually cost?
    http://www.insideplantslive.org/imag...%20300x400.jpg

    Thanks alot for the pictures of your bogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebird View Post
    These four CPs are what I'd like to plant, D. binata, D. capensis, Northern Purple Pitcher, and Judith Hindle also two Typical VFT, and a Akai Ryu VFT I don't want to crowd it too much so I'll probably just plant one of each CP does it matter where I plant each one in the pot?

    Should the two pitcher plants be closer to the middle or the sides for example?

    The 12" Plastic pot that I bought has eight small drain holes on the bottom and a tray for it, but I didn't know about Replaceable drain plugs, but I think I saw something like that at a garden center so this weekend I'll go check to see if they have one for 12" and if I can't return the other pot I'll use it for something else.

    Is this a replaceable drain plug how much do these usually cost?
    http://www.insideplantslive.org/imag...%20300x400.jpg

    Thanks alot for the pictures of your bogs.
    those plants all sound fine together, except for the D. capensis.
    that one should not go in the bog with the others, because it does not need a winter dormancy.

    As you view the bog, imagine you have a front and a back.
    the front will be the side you view the bog from the most.
    Put the Judith Hindle in the back, since it grows the tallest.
    Put the S. purpurea dead-center, where it can form a nice rosette.
    Put the Binata on one side, right or left.
    put one VFT on the other side, and the 2nd VFT right in the front.

    For a 12" bog, I wouldnt worry about drain plugs at all.
    instead look for one of those large and tall plastic "saucers"..
    the same plastic saucers everyone used for "the tray method",
    but larger and with higher sides..then you can keep the water level halfway up the bog or better..

    Scot

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    I like your idea of planting them I'll do that so far I just have two VFT and going to order the others when I can also when I do receive the other plants I was thinking before I planted them in it I would put them in the shade and get them used to the sun.

    Since D. capensis is no go I'll probably get one later on as a house plant.

    Thanks alot for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebird View Post
    I like your idea of planting them I'll do that so far I just have two VFT and going to order the others when I can also when I do receive the other plants I was thinking before I planted them in it I would put them in the shade and get them used to the sun.

    Since D. capensis is no go I'll probably get one later on as a house plant.

    Thanks alot for the help.
    I wouldn't put your plants in the shade. With less light, growth is retarded and color is faded if not lost. If you want to acclimate them, then start them out with light exposure, but less of it. Then gradually expose them to more and more hours of sunlight. You shouldn't have to worry too much about your plants being used to the sun because naturally they're sun lovers. It's in their genes. There's no reason you can't put a capensis in your minbog. You'll just have to dig it up in the fall if you want to save it. Otherwise it will grow just fine with the rest of the plants. Hope this helps.

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    I found that the shade provided by being under the porch to be beneficial to plants just waking up from dormancy, going from attic to outside:









    When we moved I put the whole collection on the porch, in direct sun. Some did well and some fried to death.









    Bright shade is a good transition.

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    Sorry to bring back this thread, but I have a problem the person I'm buying the D. binata ssp. multifida says that it'll not do well in the winter where I live and says that the Drosera binata ssp. dichotoma is more hardy so my question is this true and is the dichotoma better for my minibog in zone 5-6?

    I plan to mulch it with pine needles and when it gets below freezing bring it into my unheated garage I'm hoping to use the D.binata multifida with my minibog, but if it's not good for winter I'd rather just grow it inside.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebird View Post
    Sorry to bring back this thread, but I have a problem the person I'm buying the D. binata ssp. multifida says that it'll not do well in the winter where I live .

    thats interesting...but the seller is assuming you are going to keep the plants outdoors all winter...he is assuming you are not an educated CP grower who knows all about winter dormancy and who knows there are many CPs you cant keep outdoors all winter.
    essentially, the seller is assuming you are stupid..I guess its nice the seller is concerned for the plants he sells, but still...a CP seller should also be smart enough to know that those of us in the northern US have to do special tricks for winter dormancy if we want our plants to survive..

    by the sellers logic, you should also never be allowed to buy VFTs or Nepenthes or any Sarracenia except S. purpurea...its really not the sellers place to make that judgement call. He should at least ask you your plans for dormancy first, then if he finds out you really are clueless, then denying a sale might be justified..
    but not before he knows how experienced you are..

    I would email the seller back, tell him you know all about winter dormancy, and where you live is irrelevant because you know how to give CPs a proper dormancy, and the plant will not be kept outdoors all winter.

    Drosera binata ssp. dichotoma is more hardy so my question is this true and is the dichotoma better for my minibog in zone 5-6?
    your zone is irrelevant for either..
    you could live in central Alaska and it still wouldnt matter.
    because you arent going to keep the plants outside all winter.
    either will be fine in your garage.
    (is your garage attached to the house? or freestanding by itself?)

    Scot

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