Re: native cp's

From: george m. anderson iii (
Date: Tue Aug 31 1999 - 14:26:06 PDT

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 16:26:06 -0500
From: "george m. anderson iii" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3101$foo@default>
Subject: Re: native cp's

    you should come to louisiana. we have numerous cp's growing in the wild
and too few people who appreciate them. i grow saracenias (of which i am
quite proud) around a water pond and i cant tell you how tired i am of
friends and neighbors asking, "how come your growing them weeds?" so far, i
havent a good answer. generally, when i try to explain that they are
carnivorus plants, they then ask "do you have any vft's?" i keep two vfts
around just so as to not dissapoint them. and speaking of vft, the common
wisdom is that their lifespan is directly proportional to the attention span
of a child (mine is somewhat longer, thankfully).

i am currently trying to get together an article on native cp's for a local
pulp gardening mag and would appreciate any input from this list on our
native louisiana species. i must confess that i havent explored the region
for them as much as i would like but have taken the suburban way out by
ordering plants from california carnivores.

i guess the disintrest does have the advantage in that the locals dont dig
them up to bring home to grow, but it doesnt stop them from mowing the sars
down. typically you will only find them growing inbetween the ditches
alongside roads and the fence lines where the farmers dont bother to mow or
plow. they thrive there and in out of the way, undisturbed places accessible
only by boat. they are numerous.

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