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  1. SubRosa

    Pretty Weeds

    I figured I'd post a pic of some of the "pretty weeds" that flourish in my bogs, the containers and the in-ground. The red one in the center came as a hitchhiker with a Sarr from Meadowview a few years back. It gets small 5 petal yellow flowers in the summer and turns scarlet in the fall. The...
  2. Dragoness

    Wild CPs in Michigan

    Took me a few tries to track down local bogs. Found many swamps the first few times. Eventually, I found a bog bordering a small lake (more like a pond, in my opinion) and went for a short walk: It was really too easy - the boardwalk goes straight up to the bog, and Sarracenias were visible...
  3. SubRosa

    Nep ID

    Due to my mentioning my interest in CPs I recently was tasked with the care of a Nep at the pond center I'm working at. It grows in definite lowland conditions, daytime highs have been up to 90F, and one morning I came in at 7 and the greenhouse temp was 85F. The plant is doing pretty well I...
  4. SubRosa

    Tree ID Needed

    I found this tree growing at a home next to another I was doing some pond work on, and have no idea whatsoever what it is. It's located in zone 6B. Any ideas?
  5. C

    Pushing the limits.

    Hey Guys! I don't post very often, but have enjoyed reading what everyone has learned about cps through the forums. As Dragoness has just demonstrated...sarracenia can be pretty tough. Many other forum members here have also shown off their bogs in areas normally too cold for most cps (which I'd...
  6. Dragoness

    Backyard Bog-In-Progress.

    Last year, I decided to buy a Rubbermaid style plastic tote, sink it in the ground, and put Sarracenias and VFT's in it. It worked great, but looked a little too redneck... for my tastes anyways. Come fall, I trimmed off the taller pitchers, and put the lid on the tote, and buried it under a...
  7. CorneliusSchrute

    Purps in Indiana

    http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/placesweprotect/pipewort-pond.xml#preserveTab3 Anybody ever visit this site? I am helping my buddy move to Mishiwaka, Indiana and this Pipewort Pond seems to be the closest and most reliable Sarracenia purpurea site...
  8. Axelrod12

    Axelrod's Bog Garden

    So at my girlfriend's apartment there is a nice section that used to be a garden but was overgrown with weeds. We decided to rip up all the weeds and get a nice veggie garden going. I reserved the last section of fence, just the the left of the azalea bush for a bog garden, this area gets the...
  9. tuballkain

    Savage Pond (the beginning)

    Have had a few plants on the pond from purchase of them. The pond is small but I recently made it a little wider and deeper. You can see tubeing and stuff still but want to get it new flow design and skimmer setup down before I hide everything. Any tips, tricks, ect. welcome. :-O Thnx for...
  10. tuballkain

    Sickly Darlingtonia ?

    Does this little Cobra look in poor health? I have had him outside in the pond he doesn't look like he is growing and the heads on some look kind of see thru or thin idk. Most plants inside growing w/vigor. Could just be in my head. Hard to find pic's to compare it to. :hail: So I thought...
  11. C

    My Biolapse Thread.

    Hello Folks! My name is Chris, and I am a timelapse photographer. Rather than going for the iconic tortured tree in front of a starfield my interests have turned towards plants and studio work. I wanted to start this thread to document my progress, and hopefully get some tips on how to get...
  12. DavidA

    Greetings from central Florida

    Hey guys, I'm Dave and I'm starting to get into the world of carnivorous plants. After doing some research and some oohing and ahhing at pictures, I decided to get a typical VFT and a D. capensis, along with a bag of peat, pearlite and sphagnum mix. I'm hoping to grow the little guys outside...
  13. CorneliusSchrute

    My water features

    Thanks to the sage guidance of and pleasant trading with Paul on this forum, I think I can call my two new water features a success. They are around five and seven gallons respectively, and contain an assortment of goodies. The notable plants applicale to this forum are the U. gibba and...
  14. Bonnie

    Building new bog gardens and a stone leaf pathway

    My greenhouse needs a new entrance, the current one is rather ugly. This picture is a bit old, there are now 2 3'x20' raised beds along the wall to the right for berry bushes, and an L shaped trellis around the right and back of the greenhouse with grapes to shield it from the afternoon sun, and...
  15. N

    Setting up a new terrarium - watering (and other) advice requested

    I received a terrarium for Christmas last year and, I'm embarrassed to say, am just getting around to setting it up now. It's got an elegant design, and I've worked out how I want the inside laid out, but could use some help figuring out how to best water the plants. Other suggestions...
  16. CorneliusSchrute

    Aldrovandra: Introduce Zooplankton?

    I have some U.gibba and Aldrovandra coming next month or so, and have begun to set up my small water feature for them. So far I have done the following with a 4 gallon or so washing bucket. - started with a base layer (~1 inch) of plain kitty litter for clay content - added a layer of boiled...
  17. Mossy Girl

    Hey from southern Virginia!

    Hi! I just joined this weekend. I'm very new to carnivorous plants, but my journey with them started years ago. I have a koi pond, and while shopping for bog plants years ago I discovered this crazy looking thing labeled "pitcher plant." The only thing the label said was keep moist and give lots...
  18. D

    water loving cp's for a terrarium

    I have a 125 gallon terrarium with a pond. I am about to redesign my terrarium and turn the pond into a bog. I need some ideas on what cp's would be best there. I'm actually thinking of stuffing the pond area with sphagnum moss and having the water level just at or slightly above the moss. I...
  19. D

    Nepenthes ampullaria autopsy

    Ok, this isn't really an autopsy.... yet. My Nepenthes is still in the process of dying and I am pretty sure it is at the point of no return. I want to figure out what happened to it so I can try again. First off, I had it for around 7 months give or take a few weeks. I had the plant shipped...
  20. DJ57

    Darlingtonia growing in my bog

    Thought I would share some pics of some Darlingtonia growing in my bog. Seedlings, various ages from 1 to 3 years. [/url][/IMG] [/url][/IMG] [/url][/IMG] This one is from a small piece of crown salvaged from a raccoon attack a couple years ago that I threw in the bog and did not expect to...
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