Another Yank in the Forum ...
Posted 15 June 2012 - 13:39 PM
I'm Jay Lechtman, from Northern Virginia, USA (near Washington DC). I started killing the standard grocery store VFTs (and Darlingtonias, as I grew up in their native California) when I was a lad of about eight. The first "rescued" flytrap survived in 1990, and I've been growing my collection (and marginally increasing in skill) ever since.
I have a very large collection of Sarracenia (outdoors in growing season, in a cold greenhouse in the winter), and smaller aggregations of Heliamphora, Pinguicula, Genlisea, Utricularia and Cephalotus.
I have one lowly unknown-hybrid Nepenthes in the basement, which I would be happy to trade for an anthocyanin-free S. minor, or a Darlingtonia that can take our heat, or a Drosophyllum that can take our rain and humidity. I'm not picky :-).
Sarracenia species variants and naturally-occurring hybrids with specific locale information are my specialty, and it seems that the European growers, ironically, have done the best job of preserving this for North American natives :-). That's why I'm here.
I look forward to learning more from you all, and contributing in whatever small ways I can.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 18:14 PM
I've just been bitten with the Sarracenia bug and am fast running out of room, welcome to the forums
Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:21 AM
Edited by Richard Bunn, 16 June 2012 - 02:21 AM.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 18:51 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 19:32 PM
I am very new to the hobby. I love the red and pink Venus flytrap forms. I am also from the states originally. So technically I am a fellow American too but I
have lived in Europe for many years. Now I live in Stockport, Greater Manchester UK.
All the best!
Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:44 AM
And don't be jealous, Richard, there are CP growers in Europe we dream about visiting (and both of the nurseries you mentioned are thousands of kilometers from me) and, besides, the Magner's is fresher on your side when you get a pint (on tap, I'm sure) than when I have to crack open a bottle :-).
Posted 19 June 2012 - 14:07 PM