Post by kawarthapine on Aug 17, 2016 9:03:06 GMT -5
Hello one and all.
I'm a newbie to growing carnivores, but have an extensive orchid collection (>180 mature plants, mostly paphs and phrags).
I met Cole last summer and he introduced me to a few Drosera and Pinguicula. We met again recently when we traded a few more plants. Cole gave me a few Ping's and Drosera's and a Utricularia.
I began doing research and have become enamored with these diminuitive beauties!
Most of my orchids are quite large and demand a lot space. As the cultural requirements a quite similar I figure I can diversify without too much difficulty.
While I know very little about carnivore culture, I have a wealth of experience to share from my orchid hobby, and from work experience restoring native tallgrass prairie ecosystems, native tree planting and shoreline (riparian) restoration (from my career with the Ministry of Natural Resources).
I hope to draw upon member experience, make a few friends and contribute where and when I can.
Welcome to the forums! I'm a big fan of paphs though I only have one so far, a lovely little paph maudiae. My orchid lust was quickly overshadowed by CPs since I discovered both around the same time, and don't have the space to fully indulge in both. I'd love to get more orchids in the future, they are gorgeous plants.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
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bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
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dvg: Salivating up your drools?
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