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By Panman
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We are all hooked on carnivorous plants. After all, that's why we are all here. But many of us grow things other than our carnivorous plants, and that is what we are interested in this month. This month's photos are of anything you grow. It can be carnivorous plants, but I would really like to see something outside of that.

So here are the rules:
1. You can submit 1 photograph for this contest.
2. It must be your own picture.
3. Pictures shared in previous contests are not eligible.
4. Minimally edited photos only. No effects, or filters. Cropping is okay.
5. The winner will be the entry with the highest number of thumbs up (likes) votes.
6. Only votes from members with at least 5 posts will count.
7. Members who have won within the past three months are not eligible for prizes but you can still enter.
8. This contest is open internationally, although there will be an alternate prizes for international winners.

Since the contest is about things completely different, our prize from @Mattat The Flytrap Store is a Echinopsis hybrids (cactus) from his personal collection.
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As Matt said,
I would be happy to send one of each or a single one of either -- winner's choice!
As I understand it, these plants are known for their gorgeous flowers.

Even if you aren't interested in the prize, we still want to see your pictures. So let's see what you have growing out there.
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By evenwind
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I would suggest that everyone take a minute to Google "Echinopsis hybrid flowers". Not only are they gorgeous but they can be larger than the plant.
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By evenwind
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Ok, I'm assuming you don't want pics of my kids or even my luxurious eyebrows. So here's an orchid, Ascocentrum Mona Church.
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By Panman
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DragonsEye wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:16 am
evenwind wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:50 pm Ok, I'm assuming you don't want pics of my kids or even my luxurious eyebrows. So here's an orchid, Ascocentrum Mona Church.asco2.jpg
Very nice! Small grower?
No, they're big and bushy.
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By evenwind
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Panman wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:21 am
DragonsEye wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:16 am
evenwind wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:50 pm Ok, I'm assuming you don't want pics of my kids or even my luxurious eyebrows. So here's an orchid, Ascocentrum Mona Church.asco2.jpg
Very nice! Small grower?
No, they're big and bushy.
Actually, Ascos look like miniature Vandas. This one is about 4" high and 7" wide. Unless you were referring to my eyebrows?
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By Intheswamp
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Shadowtski wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:58 pm Here's a Passiflora incarnata that's been living in the ground next to my Milwaukee, Wisconsin house for over 30 years.

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These are pretty flowers, almost alien....and I hate'em!!!!! Passion flowers...maypops!!!! They tunnel roughly 12" underground and then peep their little pointed-leaved heads up in a row as if to say "AHA!!! Fooled ya!! We're taking over this place...who needs peas anyhow!!!!???". :evil: I have pulled so many of these out of my vegetable garden in the past!<groan> Never-the-less, something completely different...so, regardless of my predisposed attitude of complete contempt for this plant...you get a vote. :lol:
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Panman wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:21 am
DragonsEye wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:16 am
evenwind wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:50 pm Ok, I'm assuming you don't want pics of my kids or even my luxurious eyebrows. So here's an orchid, Ascocentrum Mona Church.asco2.jpg
Very nice! Small grower?
No, they're big and bushy.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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By thepitchergrower
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Since the prize is an Echinopsis hybrid, my submission will also be an Echinopsis hybrid. ;)
They are nice plants.
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My incredibly beautiful, extraordinary, magnificent, spectacular, outstanding Mimosa pudica! (this is a joke)
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Here is my aloe Vera plant that I picked up in the spring in anticipation for the hot summer and possible sunburns from my pool loving kiddos. This guy has blown us away with how much it has grown in just under 5 months!! The second pic was taken April 15th and the first was taken today, Sept. 6th to show just how fast it’s grown.

I am entering the first “monster” picture for the contest. 💚
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