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    Hi Everyone,
    Here are a few recent pics.


    N. veitchii lowland


    N. merrilliana


    Two traps of N. truncata - one just opening and the other has aged with deeper color on the peristome.


    The trap on the right is N. truncata x veitchii and the one on the left is N. truncata.


    N. thorelii (d) purple


    N. thorelii (seedling #1- striped peristome female) upper traps

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    N. hookeriana (lower pitcher)


    N. hookeriana (intermediate pitcher)


    N. hookeriana (upper pitcher)


    Two pitchers on the N. rafflesiana x veitchii (seedling #3) - one trap just opening and the other matured trap.

    Michelle took these pics over the weekend.

    Enjoy!

    Trent and Michelle

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    awesome meriliana, that is a really good photo. I really like the vietchii. I've being in limbo if I should get one of those or something else as my next plant. I think you sold me on it. I'm buying one asap. Also do you find that the hookeriana is reluctant to grow uppers? The rafflesiana x vietchii is amzing as well I've never seen that plant before. All you photos are really nice. What kind of camera are you using to take these photos with?
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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    WOW
    Fantastic plants.have you many photos of your main growing area as that would be cool.

    Bye for now julian

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    Wonderful Trent, just another reason for me to visit you and Michelle! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Trent @ Mar. 27 2005,1:45)]Michelle took these pics over the weekend.

    Enjoy!

    Trent and Michelle
    BEAUTIFUL plants, Trent!

    What kind of setup do you have for growing them? Any pics of that?
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    Hi Everyone,
    Jess, we have a Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 4.0 mega pixels. But it's not the camera, it's the photographer. Michelle keeps a careful watch for photo ops. The lighting is very important. What we really like to do is try to capture the personality of the plant, kind of like a portrait. You want more than just a physical representation, but to get "Beneath the skin" and really capture what your "memory's eye" sees. Not to sound too esoteric but it is the essentials of all good photography. I have a background in fine art photography and have taught my wife Michelle basic concepts and she takes it from there; her own interpretation.
    The N. veitchii lowland forms are strong growers for us and can actually grow faster than hybrids sitting next to them! We have a number of different individuals, and they always amaze us with the variety of color.
    As for the hookeriana. Our hookerianas are not reluctant to produce upper pitchers or lowers. A mature plant is large. The uppers are on vines easily four and a half feet tall.
    The N. rafflesiana x veitchii uses the famous raff 'Kondo' (with lowland veitchii as the male). N. raff 'Kondo' produces huge pitchers with a lot of color.
    Our setup is a small greenhouse in the backyard. With the help of my father and Michelle, we built it ourselves - and it's hurricane proof! Here is a photo from the outside (it's an old photo - too dark to go out and shoot now).


    The indside of the greenhouse is mostly Nepenthes, with a few orchids and other tropicals. Here is a view down the south aisle (again, an old photo, we'll take another pic soon - the plants look better now).


    Glad you all enjoyed the photos. Feel free to ask any other questions.

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    How large is your N. merrilliana Trent?




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