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emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Dionaea muscipula

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2022
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emch

Better shot of the terrarium #curiouscases

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cheriej

Very cool!! I want to try these.

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emch

@cheriej I have succeeded at last with these by keeping it simple. I put them in the pots they came in into a big fishbowl with a layer of stones at the bottom. Soaked some sphagnum moss with distilled water and packed it around the pots. Stretched clingfilm across the top and spritzed that with kitteh repellent. This is the first time I have been able to keep them alive. RIP sundew plant from GrowIt that came in the mail with the green Venus Flytrap 😢

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cheriej

Great!! I’m keeping the instructions, I really want to try them. Do you feed them bugs? Or are they good without? @emch

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emch

The greenie was good for a year plus without bugs. I fed each one a mealworm a week or so ago @cheriej and they immediately started putting out new traps...

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cheriej

Mealworms are a great idea! I already have them for the Bluebirds.

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emch

New leaf emerging days after the plant was fed a single, tasty mealworm... #newgrowth

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jaeCee

I can’t keep these alive

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emch

Trying again, @jacaranda #foliagefriday

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jacaranda

Perfect! 👍

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KariSamuel

#trytryagain

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emch

A little distorted by the fishbowl #native #curiouscases #foliagefriday

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emch

Kitteh broke into the terrarium and yanked the plants out of position so many times that I finally went to the pet store for kitteh repellent. That appears to have worked... #crimescene #geniushacks

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heatherdirtyhands

What is the repellent?

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emch

@heatherdirtyhands it's called Keep Off! Cat and Kitten Repellent. Made by Four Paws, a brand we always trusted at the pet store where I used to work ages ago. It's still working today!

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emch

Crude but effective: clingfilm over the top of the fishbowl to keep the humidity high.

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emch

It's hard to find leaves more interesting than these... #foliagefriday #curiouscases #native

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juliesgarden

I love mine !

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emch

New terrarium

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