Hello from Waterloo, ON!

Mary

Seed
I acquired my first Nepenthes on Nov 1, 2015 from a local nursery after lusting after it for many months and finally deciding to jump in. Since then, I got a Sarracenia purpurea division from a neighbour, and a couple pings from nurseries and a friend. I also had a couple Sarracenia that didn't make it through last Winter which I am still mourning ('Scarlet Belle' and 'Dana's Delight'). This year I decided to try my hand at growing seeds from Willy and now have a number of Drosera and a Utricularia (this went better than expected, nearly 100% success - thanks Willy!). I also got a couple of hardier Sarracenia from Brad's Greenhouse over the Summer, and most recently got some Utricularia from Tyler - who also pointed me at this forum!

I'm excited to learn more and feed my plant obsession - it helps keep me sane during the dark days of Winter. I'm also a software developer, cellist, and have two young children (they take up most of my time!). My husband is an avid orchid grower and member of the local orchid society, so we feed each other's obsessions (No one to say "no" to "can I have this plant?"), but compete for grow space!

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-Mary.
 

Chen

Carnivore
Hi Mary,

Welcome to the forum. I really like the photos you took and how organized everything is in your collection. Hope you stick around and contribute!
 

Mary

Seed
I'm trying to get my mind around the concept of a neighbour having a carnivorous plant.
He's an elderly gentleman that grows a lot of peonies (hybridizes them for fun) and we were admiring them one day when we spotted his big pot of sarracenia purpurea. He told us he'd gotten them from a family member when they cleaned out a big bog tub, and offered me a division. I certainly wasn't going to say no!
 

Mary

Seed
Hi Mary,

Welcome to the forum. I really like the photos you took and how organized everything is in your collection. Hope you stick around and contribute!
Gotta make the most of the space I've got! Thanks for the welcome
 

Chen

Carnivore
He's an elderly gentleman that grows a lot of peonies (hybridizes them for fun) and we were admiring them one day when we spotted his big pot of sarracenia purpurea. He told us he'd gotten them from a family member when they cleaned out a big bog tub, and offered me a division. I certainly wasn't going to say no!
That's quite fortunate for you! I'm planning on growing some in the nearby future from seed.
 
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