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    Quote Originally Posted by pebes View Post
    cant' wait to see how that puppy looks in about a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    What are the dews that can survive in this bog? I know rotundifolia and intermedia because they're native to the area, but I forget what else.
    D. filiformis filiformis (northern version), D. anglica (northern versions), probably D. linearis as it grows in your area (can be tough to source though), probably D. x beleziana & D. x hybrida. In theory - D. arcturi - but it's probably the world's slowest-growing dew (ask Johnny).

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    When is the best time to cover the bog with mulch and a tarp?
    Managing a bog through winter was an art that I didn't master. If you 'smother' it, you may pull back the tarp in the spring and find nothing but mush. Depending on your local critter populations, rodents of various species may enjoy their newfound home and either nibble or obliterate your plants.

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    You shouldn't have to mulch it. I'm in zone 5 and have never mulched any of my 5 bogs. Everything makes it through just fine.
    I'm in zone 6 and depending on the winter, I always lost 'some' Sarrs (typically the rare ones without a backup) and most VFTs. This was 10-15 years ago and the winters were much colder then than we've had in the past 3 or 4 years. Snowcover can help a lot as it acts as an insulator.
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    Hey Mass, as far as Drosera go, I am thinking Anglica, Linearis, maybe Capillaris?

    Maybe some Pinguicula Vulgaris, might not be hardy enough, though...

    Maybe I am wrong, but if you put a ton of Live LFS in there next year, it might act as a kind of mulcher for all your plants....

    Looking nice, the Catesbei is my favorite!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    D. filiformis filiformis (northern version), D. anglica (northern versions), probably D. linearis as it grows in your area (can be tough to source though), probably D. x beleziana & D. x hybrida. In theory - D. arcturi - but it's probably the world's slowest-growing dew (ask Johnny).

    Man, those D.arcturi don't move ! They're over a year old now and are still itsy bitsy. Look at em !
    Drosera arcturi

    I'm in zone 6 and depending on the winter, I always lost 'some' Sarrs (typically the rare ones without a backup) and most VFTs. This was 10-15 years ago and the winters were much colder then than we've had in the past 3 or 4 years. Snowcover can help a lot as it acts as an insulator.
    I'm going on my 12th year or so of growing Sarracenia outside and have never lost one during the winter. I just leave them uncovered in the bogs along with many other cp's and bog plants. I've lost a vft or 2 intermittently but, very rarely. I guess everyone's bog conditions are just a little different

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    hmmm..
    So should I even bother covering it with a tarp? Sounds like just tossing some dead leaves on there before it gets covered with snow would do the trick.


    If anyone has the scoop on the drosera species mentioned so far, please shoot me a PM. I'm lacking pretty much all of those and I love me some dews in the bog!!
    Confident I have something of interest to offer in return.

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    If you feel that you must cover it and don't want to tarp it, use pine needles, not leaves.

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    We have plenty of pines in the yard, so I can make that hap'n cap'n.

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    Nice! Do you have a post somewhere showing or discussing progress, etc?

    I second Cthulhu138's recommendation on the sarr seedlings.

    You can also keep sarr seedlings under lights 24/7 for the first two years of their life.

    Here's one of the threads that discusses this: http://icps.proboards.com/index.cgi?...ay&thread=4596

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