Brie

Sarracenia freak
Wow looking great! I'm jealous.. all I have is a 20gal lol.. What's that stacking dew that I see in there? Slackii?
 

bluemax

Lotsa blue
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Brie - Yes, the stacking slackii. There's one clone of it out there that I know of. I wonder if it's done the same. Thanks.

Mickey - It is certainly a big improvement. 'Glad we made the deal. Thanks.
 

bluemax

Lotsa blue
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Thagirion, Exo, Dexenthes - thank you for your words of encouragement. ;) It certainly makes it all easier.
 

JB_OrchidGuy

Cardiac Nurse
Looking awesome! Love the PVC pipe idea. Thanks for sharing how to deal the bottom too. I was about to ask. Love the look!
 

bluemax

Lotsa blue
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Barrel Bog Garden

Because of much encouragement from DJ I have finally set up a small bog garden. The container is one of the molded plastic "barrel halves" that go for around $20, mine bought at Home Depot. With about 1.5 cubic feet of peat mixed with sand and some perlite it was ready to go.

From the top (22" across):
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The whole thing from the side:
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This is an exciting new direction for me. I'm hoping this one corner of my shady backyard will have enough light to keep everything healthy. More pics to follow.
 
I missed the 2nd update on page 2. Is that a big ol' D. hilaris I see in that tank?
I also noticed you're growing South American dews in with the petiolaris dews. How long have the two been happily growing side by side? That's amazing to me.. :hail:
 

DJ57

I am a CPaholic...
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That looks awesome! Careful though, those barrels have a way of multiplying...
 

bluemax

Lotsa blue
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Mass - The tall tree-looking thing is D. slackii. 'Gets crazier-looking all the time but is obviously happy. Keeping the petiolaris 'dews going in the cool-at-night terrarium was a tough balance and I had all but the paradoxa go dormant in the end. Happily they are all now in their own 'hot tank' and thriving.

DJ - I guess it is good that you've warned me. Do you suppose I could buy the barrels in case-lots? :)
 

mato

BANNED
Very nice, Mark! Not sure how I missed this entire thread until now, but at least I can finally see your grow area.
 

bluemax

Lotsa blue
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That Slakii sure is odd the way it is growing tall like that, very cool

Thanks, orlenz. I will post some more pics of it soon. Very cool avatar pic you've got there. D. ordensis?

A Few More

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The Flytrap Corner. The upright plant is an acclimated 'Dente' while all the others have been terrarium-grown and recently divided.

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A grouping of D. filiformis 'Florida Giant'

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Plantlets formed on leaf cuttings of Drosera graomogolensis.
 
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