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Re: Carnivorous plants

At the local Botanical Conservatory I noticed a terrarium with carnivorous
plants in a bog-type setting.  Sorry, folks, but it just looked like a yucky
mess to me.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Carnivorous plants

> I have no experience with Hypertuffa either when it comes to bogs, etc.  I
> have leached concrete though before using the vinegar.  I sometimes use
> blocks....aka cinder blocks in the ponds.  Before putting them in the
pond, I
> soak them in a very strong vinegar solution (vinegar/water) for several
> hours.  Have never had a problem.
> Another suggestion, from personal experience.  I've done terra cotta and
> concrete pots for water/bog/lotus gardens.  I paint the inside
surface...all that
> in contact with the water...with Dry-Lock.  It's a concrete sealant that
> can purchase at Home Depot, etc.  I have it tinted to a dark color (comes
> gray).  I have never had a problem with these either.  They make the pots
> waterproof and none of the concrete leaches out.  Totally fish safe.  One
can use a
> non-toxic rubber like paint too, available at pond supply places, but it
> much more expensive.  The Dry-lock works just as good at less than half
> price.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 1/20/2004 11:02:51 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> As for Ceres' question about using vinegar water to rinse it to stop
> the leaching...I have no personal experience here as I've not worked
> with hypertuffa;
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