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Old 03-18-2009, 08:57 PM   #1
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I'm so excited!! I'm a beginner peat bogger, and am grinning ear to ear. I decided to peal back my mulch and take a peak. The venus flytraps are growing! Other babes are showing life as well.
There was a couple real cold spells here in SE Nebraska, down to -11 F. I had put a lot of work into this bog (just as much dreaming I might add), now the effort has payed off.
I'm still learning, and would love to hear experiences from others with an artificial acid peat bog!
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:16 PM   #2
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Photos my friend. Photos.

Congratulations on successfully breaking the freeze thaw cycles.

You have just moved from the beginner category if you were able to over winter Dionaea muscipula.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:52 PM   #3
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Congratulations! It always gives you the warm fuzzies when your babies are doing OK!
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:12 PM   #4
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Those are very temperamental babies she has there! She done good!
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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Loved the fireworks! Thank you. That's how I'm feeling yet. I tried to get some pictures last night, but they didn't turn out. Will try again tonight.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:52 PM   #6
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Didn't it feel wonderful to roll back the blanket and find life?

Suggestion> Give the Sarracenia hybrids a little drink of diluted Miracid every 30 days for the next 3 months then back off. If your Dionaea try to shoot up blooms, pinch them off this year and next year. I feel they expend too much energy doing that until they are established. There are those who disagree with me.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:13 AM   #7
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Ooooh, exciting! Pictures please!
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:10 PM   #8
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I don't have a super dooper camera, so some of the pictures aren't real clear.
The first one is Dentate, next an unlabeled plain green one. No sign of the Red Dragon. They didn't look to good last fall. The third is a fern of some sort, and it's so hard to see the old leaves here, but at least there's green! The sphagnum moss really made it, may find myself thinging that one out.
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Your babies are waking up!
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:20 PM   #10
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Here's some pictures from last year.
I'm completely changing things in the garden. Taking me a lot longer than I had hoped for. I will not complain about having to go to work instead of playing tho. We are very fortunate.
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