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By Cross
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I lost some plants, again. But this time it's not my fault. I had to rush from PA to VA in the same day. My sister had brain cancer. 3 weeks later and I watched her take her last breathe. I didn't expect my grief to be so hard. When I came back, a ton of my orchids were either dead or dying. I forgot I put them and my carnivorous plants outside for a few hours while I rearrange some things. Then I got the call to go south. They were either sun burned, or drowning in thedishes I put their pots in (my bench is slotted). It rained so much that they were constantly in water with next to no chance to dry out. But still also got burned. I lost my pings. That I am so broken hearted over. I lost all but one drosera. I lost all but two sarracenia. And I have two vfts that are doing okay and one that's iffy. I am going to repot them because they have a bunch of seedlings that have grown in the media. Dead bugs. Star moss too over, normally I pull the seed stalks. But I'm going to repot them, bring them inside and under my light, and I have them some jessie may carnivorous fertilizer. Hopefully it helps. My nepenthes looks terrible too. Most of the pitchers are all gone. I had to trim so much away from it. And it was amazing before I left. So I got some soil from repotme for carnivorous plants. I'll mix that with some lfsm. And hopefully I'll have some better pictures soon. I'll reply to this with some pictures after I repot them.

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By jetfire245
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My deepest condolences, for all the good that does...

I went through a loss recently as well. I was significantly more lucky I somehow managed to not water my plants for over 4 months and they all managed to survive.

It inspired me honestly.

If there's something in particular you're looking for, I'll do my best to find it for you.

Best going forward friend, that's what our loved ones would want for us. Happiness; plants or not.
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By Cross
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Panman wrote:Hi Cross,

I'm sorry for your loss. PM me and I can send you a couple of sarrs if you would like.
You're the best, thank you. I sent a new grower to your etsy shop. She only has a nepenthes right now. But I'm slowly winning her over to the drosera side.

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By andynorth
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Sorry for your loss. I have some drosera seed if that might help. Just getting going with this hobby. I have several baby sarrs that I could offer to you. PM me if interested. The most are from Flytrapkig.com and Steve Galic seed mixes but I do have some grown from the seedbank also.
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By Cross
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camsdad66 wrote:So sorry for the loss of your sister! May God grant you, her, and your family peace

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Thank you, I really appreciate that.

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