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    hey. I am thinking about building a bog garden, and I was wondering how much spcae I should need. In it will be-

    Mature Purple pitcher plant
    Small " " " x 2
    Mature White topped pitcher
    S. flava x 2
    S. Judith Hindle x 2
    d. filiformis filiformis
    water sundew, D. intermedia x 2
    D. spatulata x 7
    mature VFT x 5
    unknown sundew x2
    parrot pitcher plant
    D. binata "giant"
    mature pings x3
    mini pings x37

    How uch space do you think they will need? I also want to add 4-5 plants a year, and I want it to last a while. How large should I make the bog? Any other suggestion s about it are welcome!

    Thanks,
    Craig

    PS I live in NC

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    Hey,

    I think a 6x4 foot bog would fit those plants well.

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    Just don't uproot your entire garden...I HAVE seen people do that before, just to fit in their beloved cps!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Hmmm.... No I don't think I will uproot my entire.... Wait.... Must plant...... Carnivores.... NOOOO!!!!!!!

    thanks for the measurements! I'll try it in about a week, that's when the bog is gonna get started! So excited!

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    BOG STARTED!
    I got the bog garden started a little ahead of schedule! Good advice, a 6 by 4 looks good! I put it in this morning, lined it, put in a few drainage holes, designated places for aquatics, and let it soak for a while to let the dirt settle! Soil=55% peat, 35% sand, 10% long fibered sphagnum. I haven't put in any plants yet, because it just was put in this morning! I want some pygmy sundews to carpet the bog. Any recommendations? Also, how fast does live sphagnum grow, and what conditions does it need?

    I'll keep bog progress posted here!
    Any aquatic carnivore recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Craig:laugh:

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    How cold does it get there in the winter? Pygmies may not be the best idea. Make sure to protect you cp's by placing taller plants to the south. I find that my LFS is not growing very quickly outside. It must be kept wet. I have extra live shagnum inside that I am going to transplant. Hopefully it will take better.

    Are you going to have an adjoining pond? I have inflata, gibba and aureas for aquatics.
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    Excellent link.

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