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    Not gonna lie, some of my Temperates look like crap. My Cuprea looks awesome though. The dews have pretty much crapped out for the season...
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    Weather has sucked here also. Woke up to 3" snow yesterday. Cold and wet has really made all my outside plants take their sweet time waking up. None of my vfts have any sign of life yet. My best sarr has a flower bud about 5 " high and a pitcher shoot 4" high (flava) so it will be a while till it opens. The rest are just barely starting to show green shoots.

    I hear ya about the wind though. It's my biggest problem here in the summer. Constant winds that can get very dry and hot in the summer. I'm up on a hill with higher mountains above so I have a valley breeze in the day, mountain breeze at night nearly all the time. I'm still trying to come up with a good way to support the pitchers that doesn't look like crap. It's part of the reason I grow some vfts and sarrs under lights, they look so much better without the wind problem!

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    Ditto here. It's the middle of May and I'm still seeing temps in the high 20s at night. Definitely weird weather. My windowsill is already full and planting them into the ground isn't an option, so I'm losing plants.

    The 2 White Trumpets (one of which is a Judith Hindle, the other a 'Titan') seem Ok but are growing very slowly. The 3 D'Amato Sarracenia seedlings I have out there (S. x 'Gin Goblin', 'Abnorma', 'Judith Adrian' I believe) appear to be still alive, but aren't sending up pitchers very frequently, and those they are sending up are wilting at the tips at random. I recently repotted them in a mix of 2-1 Peat/Pumice (my first try with Pumice) in a single big insulated pot -- didn't take them out of the current soil, just slid them out of their pots and directly into the new pot, so... well, we'll see.

    The Drosera Tracyiis appear to be gone, as are most of the VFTs. I think (hope) that part of the problem was the winterization I did -- they were too wet in the firdge, I think. Something to think about going forward, I suppose. I'm not replacing lost plants until I get an idea of where I'm going to be over the next few years... Hopefully I can get my grow lights set up in the garage.

    I could, in desperation, move them all inside in my communal Sundew pot (a B52 and my Akai Ryu ended up there), but... it's difficult to find room, and the plants in there aren't exactly thriving either.
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    You can thank the jet stream that dips down in the Rockies and bulges up in the East. It'll change....

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