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RE: Carnivorous plants

Fabulous!  I love that sort of thing myself!  Maybe that is why me and the
grandboy get along so well...:  I just haven't "grown up."   (Yes, pun
intended.) :>D

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 5:37 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Carnivorous plants

That's neat about learning connection.

The short one has a colleague who is teaching a "unit" on ancient 
Egypt. One of the undertakings is to mummify a chicken using the herbs, 
swaddling cloth, and other stuff that turned King Tut into a moribund 
Pillsbury Dough Boy. Kids, of course, are fascinated.

On Sunday, January 18, 2004, at 02:37 AM, Marge Talt wrote:

> Of course not, Noreen.
> That is so very neat about your friend and the local schools...good
> for them!
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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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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