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Re: Carnivorous plants


Interesting timing.  I just got my Peter Pauls Nursery Catalogue of
Carnivorous Plants in the mail today.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Carnivorous plants


> Jumping into Marge's thread here, if you don't mind.....
> Of course pond water will work Donna.....after all most bogs are on the
edge
> of some pond or stream,  or at lesat in a low spot that collects water
much
> like a pond does. Carnivorous plants thrive on that extra nutrient base.
>
> Thanks for the website, Marge.  A friend, who owns a nursery here, carries
> many carnivorous plants.  I asked her once how she has such great
diversity, and
> turn over.....found out she orders a lot of carnivorous plants for the
local
> schools.  She said they love them, and the teachers found that it really
perks
> an interest for biology and botony  in the kids.  Not just the boys who
tend
> not to like the frilly plants that girls would find attractive, but also
the
> girls.  The kids then come to her nursery to purchase their own to take
home.
>
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
> In a message dated 1/17/2004 11:02:37 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> I have been thinking of trying some myself. This only rain/distilled
> water concept is what has been stopping me.
>
> Anyone know if my pond water would work? Thinking as I do my water
> changes, this might work as the water has much nutrients, but all the
> chemically added junk from the hose is gone.
>
> I have suggested that we save rain water, but DH says I am not going to
> cut the gutters to go into a 55 gallon barrel.... very stubborn on this!
>
> Thoughts anyone?
>
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