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    Quote Originally Posted by theplantman View Post
    Wow---taking down a dragonfly is quite a feat for little intermedias.
    Those Sundews are from NJ. Ever watch The Sopranos?
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    The sundews that took the Dragonfly are actually my tropical D. intermedia. I had excess seed last spring, and tossed them in the old bog as a bit of an experiment. It should be interesting to see what they do when cold weather strikes...

    The intermedia you gave me have not formed a very noticeable hibernaculum just yet, so I don't have the basis to say these guys will or won't.
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    Oops! Mine are still going strong as well, no signs of hibernacula yet either.
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    I was kind of wondering (and this is far-fetched) if these guys might adapt... they may not. If not, I can always grow them as annuals, because they produce so much seed....
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    Well, it's that time. Time to cover the bog, that is!

    Step 1 was done some time ago - trimming a lot of plants.
    bog cover 001

    Step 2 - boards to keep the plants from getting squashed flat under the weight.
    bog cover 002

    Step 3 - A tarp keeps too much debris from falling into the bog. While I don't mind the occasional stray leaf, I don't need too much decomposing organic matter adding nutrients to the soil.
    bog cover 003

    Step 4 - Yard waste or mulch. Just piles stuff on. Last year, I bought mulch. This year, I decided to use leaves, trimmed branches, etc.
    bog cover 004

    Step 5 - weigh it all down. This is where a few bags of mulch (or logs or whatever) come in handy.
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    Step 6 - another tarp, to keep my 'insulation' from blowing away in a storm. And some rocks to keep the tarp from blowing away!
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    If I could offer any advice to you here Jen it would be to use burlap instead of tarps. The tarps won't allow the bog to breathe, nor will they allow any water through. A friend up here used tarps for the first time last winter and he ended up losing quite a few plants. Needless to say, he's going back to burlap.

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    I buy several Goodwills in my area out of blankets before winter. Weigh down with bricks.

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    Hmm, I may look into it. My bog was sealed last year (literally, a snap-on lid that matched the much smaller tote that was my bog.)

    I don't know if it helps that it isn't sealed - the boards stick out, and do provide a small amount of ventilation, but the tarps cut the direct wind.
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