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|Comment||So i would hav writn back yesterday but i just now riecieved my ceph in the mail! So awsome! Wish i could send a pic but my smart phones camera is no bueno but it is a very tiny seedling with two traps the size of a small pea maby. Both traps are closed at the moment i suspect from the journey. My 4ft 6 bulb t5 set up was runing way too hot for my tank with all the bulbs running at once and i was afraid of insuficiant light by runing just the middle two so my solution was a big square floor fan propt up to blow directly on the tank and set up and now am able to run all 6 lights and move all the plants closer to the lights by mans of upside down tall white hydro pots i had lying around and the soil of the plants are cooler than when i was runing just two bulbs. So i just got my ceph out of the box andwraping the soil seems prety damp stil,shoul i let it sit in a miniscule film of water? Or jus leav it alone for a bit? Its soo small! A dime would be a little biger than the whole rosete and i can see non carnivorues leafs aswell. Truly awinspiring even at this size.|
SOME HAVE CALLED ME THE TERRARIUM EXPERT BECAUSE OF HAVING OVER 50 YEARS IN THIS WONDERFUL HOBBY. NOW WITH MY GREAT TIPS ON HOW TO HAVE AND KEEP THE BEST LOOKING CARNIVOROUS PLANTS AND A LIST OF CARNIVOROUS PLANTS BEST SUITED TO USE IN YOUR TERRARIUM. IF YOU NEED HELP OR INFO. ON HOW TO GROW OR SET-UP YOUR OWN TERRARIUM THEN I WOULD BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU. NOW WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS OF SET-UP WITH CARE STEPS OF GREAT INFO. AND THE RIGHT CARNIVOROUS PLANTS FROM GREAT GROWER YOU TOO WILL HAVE THOSE THRIVING COLORFUL PLANTS YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED INSIDE YOUR TERRARIUM!
I have been joying growing many species of carnivorous plants and in the study as to how best to get them to thrive in different kinds of terrariums set-ups. I have be in this wonderful hobby for well over 50 years now and I have faced all kind of problems head on and thru learning how to grow carnivorous plants with the right kind of lighting thru great set ups that support and protect long term care. I started this wonderful hobby by growing my first Venus Flytrap at the age of 6 and today at the age of 59 I now have well over 600 thriving carnivorous plants. I face questions and answers all the time with my friends on line and all of them tell me I should be doing this kind of support work and please note, I'm not here to sell anything but to give help to whom ever needs it. Please let me know if I can help, Thanks!
I'm the host of "How to Garden Work Shop" Lowes at 7848 Hw 35 North San Antonio, Texas where we meet every Sat. from 10AM-12PM Also work as a Garden Pro. Wed. thru Sun. I'm starting the first 'Carnivorous Plant Club' in Texas with the great help from some kind garden clubs outside the state. Have it up and running by July 2014 so if you are wanting to join please sign up now for field trips and many work shops and how to shops with a lot of good stuff coming up soon.
Author of, 'A Carnivorous Planted Terrarium' found at 'Barns & Nobles' finer book stores rated my book at 4 1/2 stars. I have five other books under my belt and working on my next to be out in Oct. 2012
B.S. Math/accounting 1974 Owned D & R Design a large landscaping & Pool co. for 34 years Carnivorous plants have been a big part of my life 1961-2012
Awards and Honors
I recieved "The Best in Swimming Pool Design" from 'Better Homes and Garden" with a four page layout and story in 1996 and again with story and layout in 1999 I also recieved "The Best in design of a Pond and Water fall" First place 'Better Homes & Garden' with a three page spead in 2001 and again in 2003 'First place' also for Best landscaping Design award with "The Mcallen Garden Club" for the following years, 1990,1992, 1995, 1997 and in 1999
I have well over 20,000 past clients and all from Texas. I'm retired but still take on some pool, pond, waterfall, lighting and landscaping design work