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Okay, I broke the bank tonight, as I stopped by my two favorite haunts: Lowe's and Franks. Franks had their Dischidia pectinoides on sale for $4 . . . I just couldn't pass that up! :shock:

At Lowes, I picked up an unknown Paph for $2, and some nice Phal's for $1 each. :) One Phal might not make it, but it's worth the crap shoot for a buck. I also picked up a small leaved vining Peperomia in a big hanging basket for $1, and a Sarracenia for $.50. Yeah, I'm a bit of a dumpster diver when it comes to plants . . . but it works for me. :lol:

So, for less than $10, I had to find more nooks and crannies to start stuffing plants into my viv's. At those prices, I'm not going to cry if something dies. Now, when I pay $20 for a pitcher plant, that might be another story . . . but I haven't done that YET (but Black Jungle keeps calling my name . . . Homer, buy that Nep. ampullaria, or Nep. benellii . . . or both!) They're so bad! :roll: :wink:

Now's the time to be hitting the box stores . . . their orchids are done blooming, and they're practically giving them away! So who else has had some hauls this week?
 
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nice! what specie of sarracenia did you get? they do well in vivariums, but the neps don't fair too well when they dont have much drainage...

blackjungle carries nepenthes benelii?! :shock: you shouldn't have otld me that... :wink:
I really hope to get a nep albomargiana, i might order one soon. my sarracenia are mass-flowering right now, so by the end of the summer i should be loaded with seed :D i may have to give some away :wink:
 
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Homer what do you have to trade? I've got N. Ampullaria growing out of my ears. Also have some N. Alata X Maxima, N. Gracilis,N. Coccinea, N. Ventricosa, and N. Judith Finn. A ton of extra Drosera.

I accept Plants, Frogs, and Cash. :)

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I've not had a problem with my Nep whatsoever. In fact, I just gave away a large rooted cutting of it a few weeks ago. I plan on putting the Sarracenia outside this summer in a bog garden. I may be able to get it to overwinter here . . . we'll see. Black Jungle carried the orange form of benellii about a month back . . . when I went to order, they were out. :cry: Oh well, they'll have it back soon enough.

Joseph,

You're too funny. The Nep I have currently is Judith Finn, which you already have. I'll definitely keep you in mind when my orchids are flourishing. I'm sure we can work something out then.
 

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Homer,

I'm with you man! I just stopped at Home Depot last week and picked up some Begonia's ("hocolate man","tornado") and a few calathea's ("cobra"). I have a few neoregelia's on the way for today and a mandavilla vine coming later this week. Dischidia? I love those! Ant plants are amazing for the fact that they actually provide a "home" for certain species of ants; as a result, the ants protect the vine from predation. Interesting one to have in a viv.

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I have been ordered to stay away from Lowe's and Home Depot. My husband keeps making new terraiums to hold all the plants that I buy. I keep filling up his worktable with plants and fruit fly cultures. I am allowed to bring home all the orchid and bromeliads I want though. I have been buying them a Lowe's with multiple shoots for $3.50 I guess they don't want to sit on plants that aren't blooming. Thier loss is my gain. I keep hoping they will get more cryptanthus and bromeliads in.
 

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Guilty again . . . I bought 11 ferns tonight for $.50 each. :roll: Anyone wanting to trade for a maidenhair fern? :lol:
 
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I don't know about you'alls Home Depot and Lowes, but here in my area the best we can hope for is 50% off the spent orchids. But I did get a Paph Maudiae cross for $5, and thats something I guess.
 
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