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  1. homer

    D. ordensis Seedlings - Thanks Homer!

    Good work! Thanks for letting me know you had some good results. :)
  2. homer

    Drosera ordensis seeds for SASE

    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 cardboard, and easy to remove painters tape would protect the seeds :) I think I had to wait at...
  3. homer

    Drosera ordensis seeds for SASE

    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
  4. homer

    Drosera ordensis seeds for SASE

    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
  5. homer

    Drosera ordensis seeds for SASE

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

    Drosera ordensis seeds for SASE

    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 take a few days time to respond to everyones PM. :) regards, Homer
  7. homer

    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 I'm fortunate enough to have been available to hand pollinate them. I pollinated the two plants in...
  8. homer

    Jack in the Pulpit Photo

    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 August-September. I keep it moist year round. The pot is kept outdoors year around... winter it gets down to...
  9. homer

    U alpina flower

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

    S flava Photos

    "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 I fuss with my woolies most the time, I'm spending more quality time with tropical Utrics and my...
  11. homer

    Jack in the Pulpit Photo

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

    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... -Homer
  13. homer

    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 dressing of live sphagnum moss. Photo period is currently set to 14 hours of light a day. These are...
  14. homer

    Just some petiolaris group pics

    :0o: 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 TAHBWG stand for? I missed that one. bye for now, Homer
  15. homer

    Just some petiolaris group pics

    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
  16. homer

    R.I.P. D. capillaris x rotundifolia

    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 work something out. regards, Homer
  17. homer

    S. purpurea ssp. purpurea cultivation (other stuff too).

    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, perhaps? Regardless, it can be done, my plant is proof! In case you were wondering, its not a...
  18. homer

    Great way to grow VFTs

    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, but ONLY after the 4th of July! -Homer
  19. homer

    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 and grown in either my terrarium or grow rack. Humidity doesn't matter that I noticed, but strong...
  20. homer

    How I grow petiolaris complex

    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, depends on how many seeds you want. -Homer
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