Hello! The fly population is booming at my house right now and yesterday I came online searching for diy fly traps. Of course, a link showed up in the list for a venus fly trap and on a whim I clicked on it just to look at the pictures. I've always thought these lil guys were fascinating but too hard for the average person to grow. Looking at one site lead to other sites where I oohed and aahed over the gorgeous pictures of all sorts of cps and started thinking maybe I can learn to grow these! I've done pretty much nothing today except read up on these plants and now I'm just thinking what the heck have I gone and gotten myself into But I still want to do it!
I live in central Texas, Lampasas, which is about an hour from Austin and Ft. Hood/Killeen. Is there any chance anyone knows someone or a group local to me that might let me pick their brains?
Looking back on your experiences what do you wish you'd known "then" that you know now?
And most important, of course, is what plants should a utter noob like me start with? I don't have a greenhouse and it's very hot, dry and windy here but it's been suggested that there are some that might grow outdoors even here? What do you think of VFTs and Sarracenias to start me off?