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    Keeping kittens from snacking on plants

    I make pepper tea and spray it on the plants. They take one taste and decide they’re not all that attractive after all. :-) doesn’t hurt the plants or the cats. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Would parson spiders be caught by venus fly traps?

    I had not heard of parson spiders before, cool spider though I probably wouldn’t be much interested in sharing my bed with one... I agree that a flytrap wouldn’t be much use in eradicating spiders...or anything really. There are always more bugs. That said, my flytraps outside used to catch...
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    A few exciting hybrids

    Oh, this thread! I have a few more to share now. By the way, the “Fake Weser” above was the real ‘Weser.’ It’s been a great parent in hybrids. So here are a few more that have been making me happy just lately. Note - the extra petals on the one, and the hooked (and sometimes forked) nectar...
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    Looking For (To Buy) S. Doreen's Colossus

    Jerry Addington’s Sarracenias grows and sells it. I don’t know if they have plants available right now or not Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A few nice hybrids.

    Not only that; but when you make a good cross, there can be so much variation, especially if you have a fertile hybrid and back cross it to one of the parents. The wine red one that’s slightly blurry (Sorry) is a hybrid of laueana x (laueana x moranensis Vera Paz). It’s the darkest of 30 plants...
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    A few nice hybrids.

    I wish I knew! It was a random seedling that came up on a pumice planter, and it sat as a tiny dormant plant for almost 2 years during a period when things got a bit messed up because of too-warm temperatures. I moved last May into a place with better ventilation and it finally took off. Now I’m...
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    A few nice hybrids.

    Just a few new hybrids I’m liking these days. Huge flowers, nice colors, hooked spurs! :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Plant of the Month November 2019

    Original Pinguicula hybrid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Looking For (trade) P. cyclosecta, P. 'Tina'

    I have Tina and can take some pullings almost immediately. :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    August Meeting

    Same 3rd Saturday, same place! August 17, 1:00 Optimism Brewing 1158 Broadway, Capitol Hill Seattle As an extra added incentive for a good meeting this month, there will be several Darlingtonias to give away to those who would like to grow them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Are these Chanterelles?

    They look like chanterelles to me. They should have that almost-citrusy chanterelle smell too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Evolution of carnivory as a response to nutrient poor environments

    Carnivory is one way but clearly not the only way to adapt. The added nitrogen and trace elements give them an extra edge and help them produce more seed but with certain exceptions, most carnivorous plants can survive without prey. They just do better with it. Other plants, like bog orchids...
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    Turface for sale in Portland area

    Not turface according to brand but essentially the same thing. You can get it on amazon as well as most major nurseries. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    June Meeting

    Some photos from today’s meetup! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    June Meeting

    Our June meeting will be on Saturday, June 15 at 1 pm. The venue is Optimism Brewery at 1158 Broadway, Capitol Hill. It’s family-friendly and there is a hot dog cart in the courtyard but you can also being your own food or snacks if hot dogs aren’t your thing. Also note - Our official name is...
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    Napa Floor-Dry #8822

    I haven’t but can’t see a reason not to! I see that people are using it for cactus. I’m trying pure ground pumice; they grow great on whole pumice rocks so that should work fine too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cyclosecta and Rotundiflora Help

    West should be enough if it’s unobstructed (including no overhanging eaves that might severely reduce the hours of direct light. Otherwise Fluorescents or LED Tube’s should do fine. I’m just starting to experiment with the Yescom LED panels (blue and white) available on Amazon for about $22 so...
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    Cyclosecta and Rotundiflora Help

    Here is one in a mix of 1:1:1:1 Peat sand pumice perlite, and one growing on a piece of pumice rock. Not much difference really. Give them sufficient light and water when they want it, and they’ll grow. :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I accidentally a plant at a meeting...

    Heh exactly. But it does work out toward more plants on my side in the end...[emoji51][emoji28] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Flowering Ping

    That would definitely be interesting to know, but without knowing which form of agnata was the seed parent of ‘Aphrodite,’ it’s hard to know exactly what you are comparing. Though the reddish color of ‘Aphrodite’s’ leaves would hint at agnata ‘Red Leaf’ or possibly ‘El Lobo’, but who knows what...