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hello,

My name is Jay Austin, and I am addicted to carnivorous plants.

I am a professional horticulturist at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA where among other things I manage the collection of CP's. We have a nice collection of Sarracenia that was originally installed in the mid 90's. I have taken over the collection and am in the process of expanding it.

I have become a grower for the NASC and am safekeeping those plants at the Garden. I also have a growing personal collection.

Anyway, I am happy to be here and look forward to making many new relationships here.

Jay
 
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SubRosa

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Welcome indeed! Do you know/collaborate with Phil Sheridan of the Meadowview Biological Research Station?
 
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Welcome indeed! Do you know/collaborate with Phil Sheridan of the Meadowview Biological Research Station?

I met Dr. Sheridan this past summer. We took a trip up to Meadowview to pick up some plants we purchased. We got a nice tour of the Central Virginia Preserve and the growing facilities there. Excellent trip.
 

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Welcome, Jay! It's been about 15 years since I lived in the Old Dominion, but I grew up in Blacksburg and my parents are still in the area.
 
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Jay,

Welcome! I'm another Jay in Virginia. I'm an avid hobbyist and very amateur field naturalist in Fairfax County. My neighbors are slowly getting used to my 13' x 26' greenhouse :).

I live very close to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (part of the Northern Virginia Parks Authority). They have a very sad native plant bog with a few CPs installed, and I've been trying to figure out a way to get them more interested in carnivores for display (and, hopefully, let me volunteer to help).

If you're interested in a mature Drosophyllum for the gardens, please look at the NASC auction. I would be happy to drive it to you for a chance to see LGBG.
 
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