Thanks & PP

John Rising (
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 22:05:39 -0700 (MST)

First I want to thank everyone for their feedback on dormancy and feeding
of carnivorous plants. It appears I will be using my basement more next
winter for storage. I have not chosen to put them outside because the
winters in Colorado can have temperatures of -10 or more (although this
winter has been amazingly mild).

Regarding the practices of various nurseries such as Peter Paul's. I
believe we should be able to express our like or dislike of any
distributor. However, in a litigious society there could be
legal ramifications if accusations are made that they engage in illegal
practices. I am not a lawyer so I don't claim to understand all the
intricacies of this. I believe the safest way to post messages would be
limiting it to personal testimonies of poor service. Let the group
"read-between-the-lines" as to whether this indicates illegal
environmental practices.

I thank those who have been willing to post their experiences. Half of my
current plants came from Peter Paul's Nursery the rest from a local
greenhouse who buys them from an individual grower. Having been
enlightened by the previous posts I shall have to place much thought into
who I am willing to buy from in the future. I must state, though, that
my plants from PPN did arrive in reasonable time and only one drosera died
from drying out during shipping (I had ordered around 12 plants). If any
has any good/bad experiences with other nurseries let me know as I plan
to buy more this Spring. If you don't want to post the message to the
group then E-mail it to me direct! :)