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Carnivorous plants for NW Washington State (outdoors)

Posted by kathy_whatcomco_wa 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 16, 13 at 11:38

Hi, everyone. I am completely new to carnivorous plants, but I know that there are some native to where I live (about 2 hours north of Seattle, 30 min. south of the Canadian border, a few miles from the coast.) I discovered an old iron bathtub while clearing blackberries on our land and thought it would make a great bog garden. Are there CP species that would work in this scenario? I would like to move it over near a path (sun or bright shade most of the day) and plant it with boggy things. Ideally, I would leave the plants in situ during the winter. I know I need to water with rainwater only (no problem around here!) Any other tips? If this is a stupid thing to try, please let me know before I put all that effort into it.

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RE: Carnivorous plants for NW Washington State (outdoors)

actually it sounds great to me. just make sure you line the tub with plastic. in your zone, you can put any of the sarracenia in it, any venus fly traps, there are several sundews and you could possibly do some darlingtonia. you could also mix it up a bit with habenaria or malaxia bog orchids. do it!

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