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    According to Bob's website 'Holland Red' is a registered cultivar (see http://cpphotofinder.com/dionaea-holland-red-31.html) but now that you point that out notice its probably labeled wrong. I try to keep them all straight but gosh guess I've gotta try harder. Hmm, I'll have to see if I can figure out what it is in the plethora of Dionaea cultivars. Thanks for pointing that out. Your right I should have called it D. 'Fused Tooth'. I probably mispelled something else somewhere Jim. My excuse: I was in a hurry to walk Miss Dixie before dark.

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    Beautiful plants! D. 'Holland Red'? Registered?

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    Love that 'Fuzed Tooth'!
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    Wow! I love your bog!
    How tall does your Bog Witch get?
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    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    I was really surprised this year. A couple of the "Bog Witch" pitchers are reaching around 24 inches. Thanks for the compliments. It's been a hobby for years. I've built several bogs over the years for me and one for a nature center. It takes a few hours of labor. Mine are half above and half below ground meaning I dig approximately 16-18" below ground and add 12 more inches above ground with boundaries. I wish I would have used a more natural stone now though.
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    Wow! I love your bog!
    How tall does your Bog Witch get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroseraBug View Post
    I was really surprised this year. A couple of the "Bog Witch" pitchers are reaching around 24 inches. Thanks for the compliments. It's been a hobby for years. I've built several bogs over the years for me and one for a nature center. It takes a few hours of labor. Mine are half above and half below ground meaning I dig approximately 16-18" below ground and add 12 more inches above ground with boundaries. I wish I would have used a more natural stone now though.
    Mine is only about 6 inches right now, I just got it. WOW! I guess I should maybe move it sometime as it will get too tall to see my Cobra Nest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    droserabug, did you get the chance to do an over all shot of the entire bog . I'm looking for some ideas,
    and wondering if i could get by with an in-ground bog here in Va. zone 7.
    Iis yours right in the ground?

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    Starting 3 years ago I dug a hole about 16" deep 7' long by ~5' wide.

    I went to Lowe's and bought pond liner probably about 10' by 10'. If your lucky you can find one that has been returned and usually they will knock $20 off the price. This size pond liner is normal $40. If you want a bigger bog you can spend more on bigger pond liner. I've heard you can get other cheaper plastics at lowes but I like the expensive stuff because I trust it will last.

    1. I dig approximately 16" deep and whatever size I need at the time depending on my budget.
    2. Put in the liner
    3. Then I use some course sand also found at lowes for installing patio stone; spread it as flat as possible across the ground along the flattended edges of the future bog.
    4. After placing the pond liner in the ground but before placing the stone I punch holes (maybe a hole every 2' or so) with a knife or screw driver in the pond liner approximately 4" down from the ground surface or 12 to 14" up from the bottom of the hole.
    5. I then start situating the stone over in place.
    6. I tuck the remaining pond liner under either the bottom layer of the stone and the ground or the two layers of stone depending on where you have more left over.
    7. After the stone is set the way you want it, take a razor blade or knife and cut what little left over pond liner you have away. This way you don't have to look at ugly plastic sticking out the sides.
    8. I bug bails of Canadian sphagnum peat moss from lowes or wherever and sand from pool supply stores. They sale me I think 50 lb bags of sand. I used to use play sand but pool sand is better and worth being more expensive to me.
    9. I begin adding a bag of sand for every two bails of peat.
    10. With a rake or shovel begin mixing the media without puncturing the pond liner.
    11. I like to use rain barrels and begin wetting the mix.
    12. Be patient; give the media some time to moisten up.
    13. Pray for rain.
    14. Enjoy the colors and playing bumble bee.
    15. Oh yeah, if you have a dog that digs tunnels for a living you can easily loop the bog in with the underground fence.

    I've wondered if I have the only electrically wired carnivorous plant bog?
    I started small and added on sections at a time to the bog in the above photos. This was 3 years ago.


    Se how the pond liner is tucked in the stone.

    Outcome

    Over years I have just opened up one end of the original and dug a new hole followed by additions of more pond liners. This photo was taken Spring 2010.



    I suppose you could use treated wood also similar to what Buckner does on here. Look up some of his threads if you get a chance. He's got awesome bogs.

    I was a student of Dr. Mellichamp at UNC Charlotte. His technique and love for Sarracenia inspired me. I got the idea from their bogs and also the bogs at UNC Chapel Hill although theirs are better built. Building these can be labor intensive. The more time the better the outcome.
    You should visit there if your ever the NC way.
    Here is a photo of one at UNC Charlotte. They have several like this.
    Last edited by DroseraBug; 08-15-2010 at 08:14 PM.
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    how do you add to your original without taking out the original liner but still have it watertight? I seems to me that it would seep out at the seam, unless it's three separate bogs that are mushed close together and look like one continuous bog?

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    I was at UNC Charlotte this summer... there are only 2, at least now.
    Very nice bogs! (Both you and UNC, and NCBG)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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