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    very nice photos!
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    Great pics Trent. I can attest to the humidty in your greenhouse. My glasses are still fogged up.
    The plants we bought are doing fine.
    Merry Christmast to you and Michelle.

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    Awesome plants Trent

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    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for the compliments! Jan, our camera gets fogged too. Glad your plants are doing well – say hello to Brett.
    Here are some more pictures from our greenhouse as promised. It’s getting too overcast and cloudy to shoot any additional photos today, plus we have family (non plant related) things to do. Hope you enjoy!

    Ah yes, N. merrilliana. Sometimes tricky, but worth the effort. This particular plant is the old Agristarts clone (discontinued for a while now), and some of these are getting up to size. Our big plant is producing a ground shoot and here are some pics of the new traps. This clone is very colorful, with its pink pitchers and red spots inside.

    The N. rafflesiana and ampullaria jungle!

    Here are two very different looking N. rafflesiana growing side by side in the raff jungle.

    Though still a young plant, this is one of our favorite N. rafflesiana. The leaves are beautiful. It’s hard to see in this pic, but the stem is purple and the leaves age with a purple flush. As you can see, the pitchers have heavy dark spotting, even on the lid.

    Now here are seed raised, greenhouse bred N. truncatas. These are still young plants. The solo plant is showing a lovely dark flush on the pitcher, and the peristome deepens to a chocolate color. Pretty colorful for the lowland form. The grouping of the N. truncatas are all siblings of the same grex and show the same dark color traits. This is not because of the cool night temps, they did this all summer (with our night low of 78 degrees F). Geoff Mansell bred these awesome dark lowland truncatas years ago. We inquired about the parents recently, and he has not remade this cross (red peristome x striped peristome) since then. It shows what can be done breeding superior forms of species.

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    We like hybrids. Here are some cool looking N. ventricosa hybrids.

    This is N. ventricosa x sibuyanensis. For us, it looks like a warm tolerant sibuyanensis. Made through the summer heat with constant new growth and pitchers. Notice we are growing this plant is a clay pot. No question that clay pots keep the roots cooler. Can’t wait until this baby grows up.

    This is N. ventricosa x maxima (same cross – but different plant – as N. ‘Red Leopard’). Again a hybrid with two highland species. Our summer heat doesn’t phase it.

    One of our favorites, here’s the N. ventricosa x ampullaria doing a “carpet” of pitchers.

    The first shot is a ground shoot trap on our N. truncata x ventricosa. The six traps are coming off the main vine of the same plant. This is one tough plant! We’d like to cross this to a N. lowii one day.

    Here’s a nice seedling of N. rokko x ventricosa. (rokko = thorelii x maxima). As it ages, the red turns almost dark purple with ox blood. Although it has N. maxima in its background, it’s quite different from ventricosa x maxima.
    If you all are hungry for more, we’ll be putting more photos up here soon.
    Later,
    Trent and Michelle

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    I agree those N. ventricosa x ampullaria are fabulous!
    Thanks Trent.

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    Hi Everyone,
    You asked for more… you got it!



    Amps, amps, amps. We love our N. ampullarias.


    A classic Victorian hybrid N. mastersiana. The first photo is the ground shoot. The second pic is of the old vine, which has since been made into cuttings.


    North wall of the greenhouse. All the little babies and a few cuttings. Michelle has them all in neat little rows (with all of the labels facing the same direction) – heaven forbid I should move one the wrong way!

    See ya,
    Trent and Michelle

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    HI t&m
    What can i say another amazing collection of photos.I do like the Mastersiana what a plant ,have you ever grown Dyeriana?
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