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    Quote Originally Posted by theyellowdart View Post
    Your making me even more excited about going! Hopefully some good hybrids will be available.
    Do they only sell the cps at certain times? Or are they there all of the time with the rest of the plants for sale?

    The sale is April 17 and 18, and there is some kind of special "sneak preview" sale on the 16th if you want to join a Friends of the Gardens program. I don't know what that entails.

    The only things I saw up for sale now were a few mini-bogs they had inside in the CP room. I don't think they offer anything in dormancy for sale, and I didn't notice any individual plants set up for sale.

    I've never been to one of their sales, but I understand they will definitely have CPs - though not all of them are necessarily grown there. I asked John if Dr. Mellichamp ever sold any of his hybrids, and he seemed to think those did not get sold or traded lightly, and not at all to the general public. My impression was that he'd probably have to know you AND like you a lot even to think about it.

    John actually let me have a brief peek at a secret stash of non-public plants, but I must admit I really didn't know what I was looking at for the most part. The only thing I noticed for sure was a potted VFT that had two old tags on it. One said "Not For Sale" and the other said "Big Mouth - $100." Yes, it said Big Mouth, not Big Trap. I don't know if it's different, but it was impressively large, even dormant.

    I was told that *sometimes* Dr. Mellichamp can be persuaded to part with things that aren't for public sale (though I don't think that includes the Sarracenia hybrids) if he knows the recipient isn't a total newbie who's going to kill it. Those people get the supplier-grown VFTs they order for the sale.

    LOL... maybe it would help to take pictures of yourself in front of your plant collection to show them.

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    Take another picture in like 3 months.

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    Thanks for the info grumpus. Must have been pretty cool going "behind the scenes."

    LOL, we should make certified cp grower name tags instead. That way we could all be in on the know.

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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