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    Couple days ago I serendipitously traipsed upon VFTs at the gardening center in Walmart. I didn't think they would carry these here, and was only looking for plastic pots.

    Many were half-dead, if not dead, due to the obscure, dark shelf they had been relegated to. I thought it was odd it was in a hidden area, I am sure almost no customers would see them or know what they are unless they walked over to the hidden area (it was kind of near packing boxes in the corner) and it was a surprise that the plants were actually red and promising. And may I add, a dozen times better looking than the paltry Lowes/Home Depot plants.

    I took home 3 that day ($5 each) and returned for more the next. I explained to a gardening representative my suggestions for better light exposure and care, and he gave me 50% whatever I would chose that day.

    So I ended up taking home FOUR plants, and my total was (drumroll) $10!!!! (I was squealing inside with delight)

    More large/clear pictures available on my VFT blog



    The plant in the center is my Equilibrio plant, and the surrounding are Walmart's.








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    That's pretty cool. I can see that the plants you got were making those longer, small-trapped leaves, which shows the people at Walmart had no idea as to what they were doing. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Nice red plants.

    I think a repot would be a good idea since I bet they will have been watered with tap water.
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    Some of those VFTs are brilliantly colored. Nice find. I remember a few yeats ago I found some really nice VFTs at home depot with full red traps. Today the nurseries just don't pump out stock as quality as it used to be. Your VFTs look great
    VFT's to offer here===>http://www.phongvft.org

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    I plan to hit up another wal-mart tomorrow, and see if I can find a good buy on them. The Dentata is just... so lonely. >;-D

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    nice VFT u got there

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Drosera36 @ Feb. 18 2006,5:30)]That's pretty cool. I can see that the plants you got were making those longer, small-trapped leaves, which shows the people at Walmart had no idea as to what they were doing. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    (Sheepish grin) Yes, so I informed the representatives on how to take care of them and hopefully they will now flourish.

    I explained how many of them were half-dead, and the managers are somewhat quick to give discounts. So cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (uglypho @ Feb. 18 2006,7:42)]Some of those VFTs are brilliantly colored. Nice find. I remember a few yeats ago I found some really nice VFTs at home depot with full red traps. Today the nurseries just don't pump out stock as quality as it used to be. Your VFTs look great
    Thank you [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Not as beautiful as yours though. Someday I might get there [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    By the way Phong, do you have any recent photos of your VFT plants?

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