After panicking for a few weeks and thinking all was wrong with my plant and plant care skills, I believe all is well. The VFTs I got looked to be in bad shape when I received them. It appears that the new winter leaves have started growing in. The sundew is also showing a lot of new growth and I actually fed it today! So, I guess the lesson here is patience and probably waiting until spring to get plants would help also. **Sidenote** Got "The Savage Garden" in the other day and I'm loving all the information that's within its paperbound cover!