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    Good work! Thanks for letting me know you had...

    Good work! Thanks for letting me know you had some good results. :)
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    Good, I'm glad to hear some good feedback on the...

    Good, I'm glad to hear some good feedback on the cardboard protection. A few years ago I read that the post office uses "rollers" that can crush any seeds that are in an envelope. I was hoping the...
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    I never tried using LFS in place of perlite for...

    I never tried using LFS in place of perlite for these plants. My guess is a LFS/peatmoss mix would be unsuitable in the long term. Rinsed sand would be better than LFS.

    Homer
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    The offer is now officially over. Everyone who...

    The offer is now officially over. Everyone who sent me a PM will receive a response. Hopefully, I'll get to respond to everyone by tomorrow night.

    Homer
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    7 seeds packets left. Anyone who wants a packet...

    7 seeds packets left. Anyone who wants a packet that meets the minimum requirements send me a PM.

    Homer
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    Due to overwhelming response, I'm expanding the...

    Due to overwhelming response, I'm expanding the seed giveaway to 40. If you are interested, and haven't PM'd me, don't hesitate.

    The count is currently 22 responses.

    Please be patient, it will...
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    Drosera ordensis seeds for SASE

    Update 8/6/08 - There are 7 more packets of seeds left.

    I'm pleased to announce a Drosera ordensis seed giveaway. Two of my mature ordensis plants have flowered at the same time last month, and...
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    Thanks everyone. I grow them in standard potting...

    Thanks everyone. I grow them in standard potting soil for the most part, keeping it moist to wet, in shade. The plant starts growth in early May, then typically yellows and dies down in...
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    Thanks everyone for the kind remarks! Can't wait...

    Thanks everyone for the kind remarks! Can't wait for my other tropical Utrics to send up spikes as well.

    Homer
  10. Thread: S flava Photos

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    "Fence-defense" was installed earlier this...

    "Fence-defense" was installed earlier this Spring. Our Dachshund likes to get his toy ball stuck in the pots, then "dig it out". I had enough of that...

    I see how you might think that... Although...
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    Jack in the Pulpit Photo

    Can't go wrong with Jack-in-the-Pulpits. Two recently bloomed.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/carnivores/2008/jackinthepulpit_2008.jpg

    Homer
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    S flava Photos

    Nothing major here, just the first blooms of the young season, so I have to share. I think the purpurea's are next in line to bloom...
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  13. Thread: U alpina flower

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    U alpina flower

    After 4 years of growing this plant, it has finally flowered for me. I credit transplanting it in a good "orchid" pot with numerous holes, filled predominately with LFS and perlite, with a top...
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    :0o: Really? You must be the most fortunate...

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    Really? You must be the most fortunate Petiolaris Complex grower out there! Good deal. Is it me, or are these plants circulating more and more over the past few years? Anyway, what does...
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    Very nice! I see your "de-flask" photo... do you...

    Very nice! I see your "de-flask" photo... do you do leaf cuttings as well, or prefer TC? Did I ever send you a falconeri, hence the "HL" or am I assuming something...

    Homer
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    Leaf cuttings are foolproof for this hybrid. ...

    Leaf cuttings are foolproof for this hybrid. I've never seen leaf cuttings "strike" so fast with 100% success before. Anyway, PM me if you are looking for a plant if you need one still and we'll...
  17. Yes! I have a nice purpurea ssp. purpurea in my...

    Yes! I have a nice purpurea ssp. purpurea in my care for a number of years now. The plant was grown from seed in western Washington (where I live), maybe that might have something to do with it,...
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    Thank you. The weather here during Spring is not...

    Thank you. The weather here during Spring is not great for growing VFT's outdoors, as temps are usually between 50-70F, not a lot of sun, and low temps in the 40's are common. Our summers are nice,...
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    Great way to grow VFTs

    I propbably only post 1 message a year on this topic: how I grow VFTs.

    They grow in decent sized pots, approximately 6" in diameter. From February through July, the plants are brought indoors...
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    Yes, I brought to work a seedling tray (1'x2')...

    Yes, I brought to work a seedling tray (1'x2') with a 24" long fluorescent light fixture and heating mat. I pain, but it was worth it. If you're around on weekends, you can simply pollinate them,...
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    I found it difficult to cross-pollinate my plants...

    I found it difficult to cross-pollinate my plants during the week, as they bloomed for only a few hours a day (while I was at work). I ended up taking my plants to work and pollinated them at my...
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    Well done! I posted some photos a few years back...

    Well done! I posted some photos a few years back of my setup that are very similar to yours. I didn't have the air circulation you have; that's a nifty feature that is important.

    As a side note,...
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    Very nice. I've jus recently stumbled onto the...

    Very nice. I've jus recently stumbled onto the fact that some of my younger ordensis in larger pots do better than the ones in tiny pots, as they don't dry up as fast between waterings. When the...
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    I have D. prolifera, several of them, all potted...

    I have D. prolifera, several of them, all potted up :)
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    That's as far as I've looked into it. So far, in...

    That's as far as I've looked into it. So far, in the 3+ years I've been growing these plants, reduced light levels have been the key factor in triggering dormancy. Smaller rosettes, flowers, good...
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