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Re: Carnivorous plants


Of course not, Noreen.

That is so very neat about your friend and the local schools...good
for them!  

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: TeichFlora@aol.com
> 
> 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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