Post by Voodoo Child on Aug 29, 2016 21:00:27 GMT -5
I went on vacation in mid-August at Oak Island. On the way home, I stopped at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden:
3800 Canterbury Road Wilmington, NC
It's near Independence Mall, behind Alderman Elementary School. You go past the school, and there's a small gravel parking lot on the right. This is no formal planted garden like what you'd see at the arboretum; instead, it looks like a preserved piece of nature. After a short walk through the woods, the trees open up into a 3/4 acre pocosin. There is a 50-foot wooden boardwalk down the right side plus stepping-stone pathways through the pocosin.
The garden has a nice variety of carnivorous plants. All 4 species of North Carolina-native pitcher plants (Sarracenia flava, minor, purpurea, and rubra) are present, along with a few white trumpet pitcher plants (S. leucophylla) from north Florida. Despite the garden getting "raided" a few years ago by poachers, there are a fair number of Venus flytraps, especially in the back half. There was a sign for Drosera capillaris sundews, but I didn't see any. No D. intermedia either, which I found odd.
When I got home, I checked the area on Google Maps and made a funny discover. Enter the street address, switch to "Earth" view, and zoom in. You can clearly see the yellow-green clumps of S. flava in the photo. Their color is very distinctive and doesn't blend in with any of the other vegetation.
If you're in the Wilmington area, it's worth a stop at the garden. Admission is free.
Post by Voodoo Child on Sept 3, 2017 20:02:18 GMT -5
An update. I donated some threadleaf sundews (Drosera filiformis var filiformis) to the garden. After I finished planting them, I spotted the Drosera capillaris sundews. These were no tiny 1-inch diameter plants; they were huge, a good 3-4 inches in diameter! Very nice.
mcmcnair: no the auction ends Saturday September 7th at 10pm Eastern Standard Time
Sept 7, 2013 0:30:19 GMT -5
dammebatmoi: how long more?
Sept 7, 2013 0:52:05 GMT -5
dammebatmoi: can you tell me what time with GMT?
Sept 7, 2013 3:06:54 GMT -5
lance: 2 AM GMT according to what google says , it should be 8:30 PM where you live right now if this is correct; about 5.5 hours to go till the auction ends .
Sept 7, 2013 15:31:08 GMT -5
mcmcnair: dammebatmoi, none of the sellers have listed that they can send items outside of the US, therefor you cannot bid on any items. I am sorry, but this is clearly stated in the rules.
Sept 7, 2013 20:46:28 GMT -5
goodkoalie: i hope i won those plants i fought over, when will you hear if you won?
Sept 7, 2013 21:17:03 GMT -5
mcmcnair: as soon as we get everything totalled we'll make the board visible soon
Sept 7, 2013 21:18:49 GMT -5
mcmcnair: Winners are posted
Sept 7, 2013 22:41:47 GMT -5
goodkoalie: yay, just won a auction and finished my pure species collection
Sept 8, 2013 0:20:48 GMT -5
goodkoalie: When will we get the email with our totals? Will they be bored pms or real emails?
Sept 8, 2013 18:39:01 GMT -5
mcmcnair: you will be notified via email, right now we are working on totalling everything up.
Sept 8, 2013 20:57:20 GMT -5
chibae: wireman..read your messages
Sept 11, 2013 18:44:31 GMT -5
wireman: I did. I've been busy with work, chemistry, and insomnia lately.
Sept 13, 2013 23:33:36 GMT -5
nativeexotics: Hello all, check out our Borneo Exotics pre-order list at [http://www.nativeexoticsonline.com/pre-order-1.html], we have a nice selection of seed grown Nepenthes hybrids and some rare species! I posted more information under the "sales and trades" posting
Dec 6, 2013 20:07:31 GMT -5
deweypines1: Hello from Charlotte NC.
Oct 2, 2014 20:56:16 GMT -5