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    Congratulations you guys. It looks like you had a...

    Congratulations you guys. It looks like you had a great show!

    Steve LaWarre
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    What fun! You are getting closer and closer! I am...

    What fun! You are getting closer and closer! I am really looking forward to having a copy.

    You will truly be an all media nerd, er I mean, plant guru.

    After all, I just saw your wonderful...
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    I agree with you all. The BEST part of the show...

    I agree with you all. The BEST part of the show was hanging out with all you crazy CP wackos! I had a blast. Thank you EVERYONE!

    Steve LaWarre
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    Hey Jeremiah, Thanks for posting all of these! I...

    Hey Jeremiah, Thanks for posting all of these! I very much enjoyed meeting you at the conference! You are an awesome grower and a true asset to the CP community.

    Nice Job!

    Steve LaWarre
  5. Thread: Rootshield?

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    Trichoderma is one of the many, many species of...

    Trichoderma is one of the many, many species of fungi that can form a symbiotic association with the roots of some plants, via mycorrhizae.

    Mycorrhiza, pl. mycorrhizae: a symbiotic association...
  6. Thread: N. ampullaria

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    The common green form flowers for me pretty...

    The common green form flowers for me pretty regularly on the large vines. I think the trick is to get a good vine going. Any time I have had a fat climing vine start, I have had flowers form. This is...
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    One of the things you guys have to remember is...

    One of the things you guys have to remember is that this was a very temporary display. I think it looks real good. When I look at this picture I can imagine the time that went into placing plants,...
  8. Thread: Rat snake

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    That is very cool Oz. I had a great snake...

    That is very cool Oz.

    I had a great snake experience this past weekend as well! My kids and I were looking for snakes in our back field. I have a few old boards that I laid out a few years ago...
  9. Thread: Woohoo!

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    I love to do my CP talk. I typically start out...

    I love to do my CP talk. I typically start out talking a bit about how I became fascinated by plants.

    This is the run down I use for CP.

    - What makes a plant carnivorous?
    -The VFT: If you...
  10. Thread: Oh oooo

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    I have found whole dried purpurea plants in large...

    I have found whole dried purpurea plants in large bales of LFS...

    It would not surprise me to have purp seedlings come up.

    Steve
  11. Thread: Red-tube sar

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    The Dark tube form of alata is not rare in...

    The Dark tube form of alata is not rare in cultivation. It is simply not as widely available as the typical alata forms. Phil Sheridan has a beautiful dark alata that he calls "Purple helmet" (keep...
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    I grow Genlisea and Utricularia in these clear...

    I grow Genlisea and Utricularia in these clear pots so I can better show kids the traps. I do get algae growth on the sides of the media because of the exposure to light. However, these pots stay a...
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    What kind of water are you using? Also, I...

    What kind of water are you using?

    Also, I find that plants in dark pots will heat up when the sun hits them. If you can shade the pots, this would help keep the roots cool.

    I find that...
  14. Thread: Death toll

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    This may sound silly, but how do you know you...

    This may sound silly, but how do you know you totally lost the sarrs? Are the rhyzomes complete mush? any white left at all?

    Steve
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    I grew up in the city (south side of Chicago) and...

    I grew up in the city (south side of Chicago) and now live in the country. I love raising my kids in the country. I wouldn't like to raise them in the same setting I grew up in. My wife is a born...
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    Thanks PAK! 36 today! I don't feel any older!...

    Thanks PAK!

    36 today! I don't feel any older!

    Steve
  17. Thread: How to repot?

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    Hey Tropics, When I repot Neps I don't worry too...

    Hey Tropics, When I repot Neps I don't worry too much about getting rid of the old media. I usually remove any real lose planting media, but anything with roots I leave alone. Often with a well...
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    I love bringing these out to the public...

    I love bringing these out to the public greenhouse area when they are flowering. Konjac can make your eyes water.

    Hey Tony, that second picture looks a bit like A. decus-silvae, are you familiar...
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    I got caught hook line and sinker as well... I...

    I got caught hook line and sinker as well... I even emailed Barry to get him involved before I knew the whole story. After Ozzy filed me in, I figured I would jump in with both feet and "write a...
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    Hey Oz, I have some real concerns about what a...

    Hey Oz,

    I have some real concerns about what a potential ruling will mean to public CP displays around the country. If they rule against you, what will prevent an irate parent from claiming that...
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    Good luck today Oz. I think this is really...

    Good luck today Oz. I think this is really sketchy. The part about “or plant” being written in probably negates the whole thing. Any public ordinance has to be PUBLIC. It can't be modified to suit an...
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    I grow four species of Leconopteris; pumila,...

    I grow four species of Leconopteris; pumila, luzonensis, crustacea and curtisii.

    They grow very well for me in straight LFS. I grow them with the CP collection. They seem to do real well in...
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    I always pinch off the flowers. With healthy...

    I always pinch off the flowers. With healthy plants, the flowering will not kill the plant. Plants that flower do not get big as quickly as plants that have the flowers removed. I did an experiment...
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    I sent plants out on Saturday 3/12/05 to those of...

    I sent plants out on Saturday 3/12/05 to those of you who gave me your address in time. Have fun with them!

    Steve
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    Tony is absolutely right. The passiflora is not a...

    Tony is absolutely right. The passiflora is not a true CP. One of the "rules" with CP is that the traps are never the flowers. Traps are always vegetative. This makes sense if you think about it. If...
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