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  1. Last Saturday as I was walking back to my garage...

    Last Saturday as I was walking back to my garage I saw a Dandelion blooming in my lawn. Go figure. I do see some of my daffodils growing a tiny bit, but it is still way early.
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    Really nice collection Mark. I have to know my...

    Really nice collection Mark. I have to know my limits to preserve peace at home. 99% of my CP are winter hardy or require mild protection. Indoors won't cut it. Don't even want to bring it up. I...
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    I was out in my garage today and noticed fresh...

    I was out in my garage today and noticed fresh new growth on my Sarracenia x Maroon, even with a coating of ice on the water tray. Temperatures at night have been down to 20F or so, goes up to low...
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    You got me curious since I've read about sundews...

    You got me curious since I've read about sundews in MI growing in alkaline soils. Here is a link from the U. of Mich herbarium listing D. linearis and locations where it grows. All in calcareous...
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    I just went through this entire thread and did...

    I just went through this entire thread and did not see anyone respond to the Lucy, Fred, Ethel, and Desi reference. Maybe because it should be Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, Fred and Ethel Mertz. That was a...
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    Very nice. You should be able to grow some nice...

    Very nice. You should be able to grow some nice plants outdoors.
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    So I finally uploaded the photos that need to go...

    So I finally uploaded the photos that need to go along with this post. I buried my plants on Dec 12 this year.

    First photo is the rock pile in my backyard that normally is my compost pile. I...
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    Poll: Drosera tokaiensis growing under LED spotlight in...

    Drosera tokaiensis growing under LED spotlight in a southern facing window in my home. I'm entering the biggest plant.

    https://i.ibb.co/nrtWqGj/2020-12-22-D-tokaiensis-2.jpg
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    Sticky: I just read a little bit about the Vireya...

    I just read a little bit about the Vireya Rhododendrons. Long history in cultivation, but pretty fragile in cold climates, and the interruptions of wars....
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    Welcome Jonathan. An outdoor bog would be great....

    Welcome Jonathan. An outdoor bog would be great. How cold does it get there by you? I measured 8F this AM.
  11. Current Personal Ramblings-Non Hobby Style

    So, last Monday 12/14 I got to work and was told 5 people have tested positive for Covid and that I have been exposed to multiple positive cases. Work is closed till Jan 4. I went for a test on that...
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    You have a few choices. First would be to search...

    You have a few choices. First would be to search this forum as it has a lot of useful information. Here is an excellent thread on the use of fungicides on VFT for overwintering....
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    Give Away I will withdraw my entry. Thank you for your...

    I will withdraw my entry. Thank you for your generous offer. I just don't see myself spending the time to grow them. Plus, with the Holidays coming up, I know I'll be distracted.
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    Give Away 1. jerrysmith Edit Tuesday 12/15 at 1:00 PM...

    1. jerrysmith

    Edit Tuesday 12/15 at 1:00 PM EST: I am withdrawing my entry. See below.
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    Overwintering my tender Sarrs

    For the past two years I've been burying my plants under a very large pile of dry leaves covered over by a sheet of plastic to keep the leaves dry. I did that today. S. leucophylla 2 plants, S. minor...
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    Sticky: I agree. Very pretty though. What is the red...

    I agree. Very pretty though. What is the red flower? I first thought Rhododendron by the looks of the leaves, but the flower does not match what I see blooming here in NJ.
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    I'm a dinosaur, I use a desktop to view forums. I...

    I'm a dinosaur, I use a desktop to view forums. I don't even own a smartphone. You submitted a photo of a Utricularia trap in the general contest thread for November. Here is a link to the thread for...
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    Nice Sarracenia Murrkywaters. I kind of think...

    Nice Sarracenia Murrkywaters. I kind of think this contest should only be for Nepenthes and you should enter your plant in the general Photo contest thread. But I could be all wrong.

    Are you...
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    I read through the first 12 pages or so. Did you...

    I read through the first 12 pages or so. Did you ever become a Vet?

    Edit: maybe I confused you with April, who said she wanted to be a Vet.
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    I assume it is London, England? What is your...

    I assume it is London, England? What is your winter low temperature? Frosts? Snow? How much sun do you get? How much rain? Do you have access to very low mineral content water like DI or RO? How much...
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    My brother-in-law has been studying insects all...

    My brother-in-law has been studying insects all his work life since he got his BS in Entomology from U. Delaware in 1975. (Mostly Mayflies, but is very familiar with our NE moths). Here is an hour...
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    Poll: Thanks for pointing that out. Either I copied the...

    Thanks for pointing that out. Either I copied the email incorrectly, or SNW wrote the wrong cross. The yellow orange flowers made them lean more towards it having S. flava in it. I'll edit my post to...
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    Poll: OK. I bought 13 unlabeled divisions of Sarracenia...

    OK. I bought 13 unlabeled divisions of Sarracenia from Sarracenia Northwest in 2018. This one is S. x moorei (S. flava x S. leucophylla) according to SNW. They kindly looked at photos I sent them and...
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    Poll: Thank you Andrew. I used to use Photobucket when...

    Thank you Andrew. I used to use Photobucket when it was free, as I'm sure a lot of you did too. I think I have tried ImgBB as suggested. I just forget about it, since I don't use it much. I used to...
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    Poll: Mark, it was a joke really. I don't have many...

    Mark, it was a joke really. I don't have many photos taken in November. Hope it is not raining on Saturday, although it is calling for rain. Most of my plants are preparing for their winter rest.
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