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  1. Hiya Guys! I'm here to start this topic about questioning possibility of Meadowview Biological Research Station (or MBRS in short) being able to ship plants rfrom U.S to Europe in future, maybe next year! If you have not heard about Meadowview before: http://www.pitcherplant.org/ Meadowview is a non-profit501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and restoring rare wetland plants, habitats and associated ecosystems on the coastal plain of Maryland and Virginia. Our particular area of specialization is an endangered habitat known as pitcher plant bogs or seepage wetlands. Bogs are acidic, nutrient poor wetlands which are characterized by a unique assemblage of plants and animals. Many bogs have been lost in Maryland and Virginia through drainage, development or neglect and most of the plants found in these sites are threatened with extinction. Our goal is to preserve and restore a part of our natural bog heritage by returning the endangered Yellow Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia flava, and the Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea, to their historic ranges in Virginia and Maryland utilizing an integrated ecosystem restoration approach. The carnivorous plant, Sarracenia flava, formerly occurred in eight counties in Virginia and is now down to one population totaling less than 100 plants. Our objective is to have at least one viable population in each county of the historic range. We also are developing a system of bog preserves in Maryland and Virginia which will guarantee the preservation of the unique ecosystems supporting the pitcher plant community - Our Mission in short: To preserve and restore pitcher plants bogs, and associated ecosystems in Maryland and Virginia utilizing a unique five step process of discovery, propagation, research, reintroduction, and education. To establish a series of nature preserves to protect indigenous pitcher plant systems in perpetuity. We have been selling carnivorous plants in the U.S for about 20 years but now we're trying to reach out to Europe. I'm doing this post in order to increase people's awareness about our organization and inquire if people here have a bit of clue what it takes to ship plants from U.S to Europe (in case you've bought plants earlier from American nursery) because we'd like to hear from you. We'd prefer to have one person or nursery to which we'd ship all the plants in bulk in winter and then they'd distribute the plants to individuals. We're aware of the fact that the plants would need photosanitery and maybe more paperwork but we've just started to investigate this opportunity because we have the national Sarracenia collection here (lots of plants) and it's sure that there are some varieties and cultivars that haven't made it to Europe yet. here are some photos of our "specialties" About me: this is my 3rd summer with MBRS. I interned in 2016, went back in 2017 after I graduated as horticulturist from University of HAMK. I've been working a lot with dividing and selling Sarracenia in the U.S. I'm originally from Finland but because of personal things, I''m into moving to U.S rather than going back to Finland., otherwise I'd probably be the person distributing plants :-) Cheers and regards from VIrginia, U.S -Siru
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    Who owns the photo rights?

    Ok! I don't remember that part but that's what I was actually thinking - it's a private thing and shouldn't be distributed . Thanks Marcel!
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    Who owns the photo rights?

    I'm using only my own photos
  4. Hi folks. I've got a question in my mind, I'm about to publish a carnivorous plant book in Finnish and I've got a photo taken from 2016 ICPS Conference that I'd like to add in my book. Its a photo taken of an old plant speciment that was displayed at Kew's private plant museum, or how should I describe ithat place.. Oh well I was just thinking is it legal to publish a photo from their collection in my "commercial" book. I know the photo is mine, but the collection was private and also when it comes to earning some little money with this book of mine. What are your thoughts? I don't want to get accused
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    Perlite

    I bought my 100L for 60€.. Oh well I guess that was better than pay 10€ for 5 litres.I dislike how expensive all the horticultural things are here.
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    Hiyas from Finland!

    Tervetuloa tänne foorumille! Oletko liittynyt myös lihansyöjäkasvit - facebook ryhmään? :-)
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    What and where? Competition!

    Venus' flytrap on a bus?
  8. Very nice vid! Did you just plant your gemmae straight on top of coarse sand?
  9. My plants are already been put to dormant by now. However for me February is still too early and actually thats the coldest winter month for us so I always prolong their dormancy untill late March or early April. Its better to give then somehow a bit too long dormancy than introduce them to too low light levels and suprising freezes...
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    Carnivorous plants in Poland

    Wow what great photos! I really enjoyed watching 'em! Thanks for sharing! Thay sort of look like being take from Finland! However our trees and scrubs have almost entirely dropped their fall coloured leaves because winter is so clooose..
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    Putting the plants to ground for winter

    Yep I did add pine needles around the plants and the plants are seperated from the soil with bubble plastic. I guess its interesting to see how they do since they aren't submerged in peat like bogs but in pine needles. However I added a thin layer of peat under the pots. How about watering? I havent watered them for like a week since temperatures have been quite low but not freezing as I think they won't dry out in those chilly conditions. Or should I water them before I put the last layer of pine needles? Do they have to be wet when experiencing " a natural dormancy" in the ground?
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    Putting the plants to ground for winter

    Heh. I've got too many temperate plants to put on out basement and I have a highland tank tank that heats the basement quite a lot. I cant add any more light sources there or it will get too warm there. I've got a collection of my plants in the pit now and we'll see if they survive!
  13. Hiya! I've always been sorta innovative with things and especially with my hobbies. This winter I'm going to try to overwinter my plants on the ground - at least a part of it. The reason is that winter in Finland is very long and verycold. We just had our first frosty night, about -2,5c and things are about to get frozen soon. Our winter or should I say "its freezing at some point during the day' period takes place from late October to late March here in south of Finland. We go down to -30c every winter so there's no way I could leave my plants outside - they'll die for sure!. For the past 3 winters I've take my temperate cp to our basement but it tends to stay a bit too warm there. 6C is the lowest temperature it's ever gone there. Also my collection have grown a bit so I really struggled last winter and lost about 1/3 of my Sarrs. SO my question and the point of all of this is that I've now dug a pit in the ground outside on quite sheltered place. Its so deep that the growth tips of the plants will stay under they ground level. Any ideas what would be the best way to cover them? I've imagined putting a piece of tarp on the base (pine needle layer) and then plants (another pine needle layer) and more tarp on top. Another probability is to replace the tarp on the ground level with umm gauze it is called? . --------------------------------- snow-------------------------------- ___________________tarp____________________ - - - - - - -- - - -- - - - pine needles - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - pine needles - - - Plants - - - - pine needles - - - - - - - - -- - - -- - - - pine needles - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ___________________tarp____________________ =============original soil =============== I'm not familiar with this method so I'm wondering how humid it needs to be there inside the pit? Plastic holds humidity but it prevents air movement I think. For the species I'vethought about putting there mainly purpureas and oreophila but also trying with spare flytraps. Thanks for thinking about this case of mine :)
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    1971 advert

    "Feed it with raw hamburger from your hand" - when things go wrong and your plant dies making you buy moar!