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    The problem with hard water vs distilled water is mineral buildup.

    If you water a potted plant using hard water, the salts will quickly build to lethal levels. If the plant is grown mostly in water (aquatic bladderworts or D. californica grown in a free-floating mat of sphagnum, then the salts won't build up.
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    So because the water is constantly moving around the roots their is no chance of the minerals to build up?

    How does one go about planting Sarrs/Darlingtonia near a pond?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Nflytrap @ July 09 2005,2:36)]So because the water is constantly moving around the roots their is no chance of the minerals to build up?

    How does one go about planting Sarrs/Darlingtonia near a pond?
    Not just because the water is moving, but because (in nature, anyway) the fresh water always replaces the old water.

    If you had a small pond filled with tap water, and replaced it with tap water whenever it got low, eventually the salts would build up. I am assuming that you periodically REPLACE the water entirely.
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    OOOOOH... Does this mean that If I planted a bog garden, say... in the lower part of IL, and I watered with tap water (their water is pretty good), then I wouldn't haveto worry because most of the minerals that build up will be washed away by the frequent and heavy rains they get during the summers, and any other times? If that's true, I'm going to build a bog garden at my grandmother's house [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] !

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    I thought I read somewhere on TF that darlingtonia was somewhat more resistant to mineral buildup than most other cps. Can anyone else comment?
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    i've never heard that but i know Nepenthes can are

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    BobZ photographed areas where the Darlingtonia was used as a landscape plant. JLAP is talking about introducing this plant to a natural stream ecosystem. The water from the stream is flowing somewhere. I don't know exactly where JLAP is located other than that I recall somewhere east of the rockies. It is not a good idea to seed any area with non indigenous plant material. Darlingtonia is way out of range anywhere east of the rockies and the enironment described just might be "too" hospitable in that the roots of the plant would be constantly cooled. Just my opinion.

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    i'm here:

    http://georgiahighcountry.org/gmp/images/townsmap.jpg

    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/ga/hiawassee.gif

    i dont plan on letting it set seed. and it's in a big pot.


    so far they are doing GREAT!

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