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By ChefDean
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#375872
In order to possibly create a distraction from the contest to give me an avatar, I'm going to host a giveaway.
I have some D. californica seeds that were given to me, but I really don't think they'll do well here in Tennessee. I've been wrestling with thoughts of trying them, knowing that I can't even closely mimic their environment, or rehoming them. So, I feel that in the best interests of the seeds, they should go to someone who could do them justice.
This giveaway is open to all US members, but I ask that you consider if you can grow them before you enter.
They are D. californica "Plumas Forest CA". The member who gave them to me was forthcoming in that they are wild collected seeds, harvested from private land with permission.
The giveaway will run until early next week.
Open to all with a US address.
I will pay postage, sent in a regular envelope in a bubble wrap taco. (Mmmm, taco!)
Usual format of:
1. You
2. Not you
3. We'll allow a 3 this time
4. Someone who is better looking than you
etc.

Aaaaaand, go!
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By Nepenthes0260
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I can vouch for the quality of the Darlingtonia from Plumas. I believe I got my specimen from the same person Dean got his seeds from and it's really a stunning Darlingtonia location. I currently am growing over 500 cobras and the Plumas one is perhaps the darkest red cobra I've ever seen!
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By Carnies
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1. Nepenthes0260- Thanks!
2. Carnies - Interesting...
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By Joshuamarshall792
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1. Nepenthes0260- Thanks!
2. Carnies - Interesting...
3. ThatOnePlantBoi- Number three! Number three!
4.joshua marshall

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By Sp0nser
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1. Nepenthes0260- Thanks!
2. Carnies - Interesting...
3. ThatOnePlantBoi- Number three! Number three!
4.joshua marshall
5.Sp0nser- why not!

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By ChefDean
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Nepenthes0260 wrote:I can vouch for the quality of the Darlingtonia from Plumas. I believe I got my specimen from the same person Dean got his seeds from and it's really a stunning Darlingtonia location. I currently am growing over 500 cobras and the Plumas one is perhaps the darkest red cobra I've ever seen!
He showed me pics of his plants and the ones in situ, they were a-freaking-mazing! I really struggled with not sowing them, but, in the end, I realized I couldn't even come close to their happy place here without a big modification or big investment. Hopefully, someone else has a better opportunity for them.
By chomato
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1. Nepenthes0260- Thanks!
2. Carnies - Interesting...
3. ThatOnePlantBoi- Number three! Number three!
4.joshua marshall
5.Sp0nser- why not!
6. chomato - lost many plants during that arctic storm, so this would be nice. Thanks!
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By Joshuamarshall792
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I never win so hopefully fingers crossed that I win for ONCE

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By DragonsEye
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Joined:  Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:22 pm
#375906
1. Nepenthes0260- Thanks!
2. Carnies - Interesting...
3. ThatOnePlantBoi- Number three! Number three!
4.joshua marshall
5.Sp0nser- why not!
6. chomato - lost many plants during that arctic storm, so this would be nice. Thanks!
7, DragonsEye -- perhaps "lucky" number seven will pay off ....
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By Apollyon
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1. Nepenthes0260- Thanks!
2. Carnies - Interesting...
3. ThatOnePlantBoi- Number three! Number three!
4.joshua marshall
5.Sp0nser- why not!
6. chomato - lost many plants during that arctic storm, so this would be nice. Thanks!
7, DragonsEye -- perhaps "lucky" number seven will pay off ....
8. Apollyon - I could live with a red cobra
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By Nepenthes0260
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ChefDean wrote:
Nepenthes0260 wrote:I can vouch for the quality of the Darlingtonia from Plumas. I believe I got my specimen from the same person Dean got his seeds from and it's really a stunning Darlingtonia location. I currently am growing over 500 cobras and the Plumas one is perhaps the darkest red cobra I've ever seen!
He showed me pics of his plants and the ones in situ, they were a-freaking-mazing! I really struggled with not sowing them, but, in the end, I realized I couldn't even come close to their happy place here without a big modification or big investment. Hopefully, someone else has a better opportunity for them.
I know! They were truly stunning. Seems like a lot of the cali populations of Darlingtonia attain a red color and then the more northern ones in OR stay green. If I win and sprout them I can send you some seedlings if you ever want, honestly I think the difficulties of Darlingtonia growing are over exaggerated. I have some younger plants under humidity domes that get to 85+ degrees F during the day and they do fine :lol:
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By tracieh
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1. Nepenthes0260- Thanks!
2. Carnies - Interesting...
3. ThatOnePlantBoi- Number three! Number three!
4.joshua marshall
5.Sp0nser- why not!
6. chomato - lost many plants during that arctic storm, so this would be nice. Thanks!
7, DragonsEye -- perhaps "lucky" number seven will pay off ....
8. Apollyon - I could live with a red cobra
9. TracieH - thanks for the chance!

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By evenwind
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Bah! I just hope you people haven't let this folderol sidetrack you from giving ChefDean an avatar! Go vote! "Like" as many avatar wannabes as you want! (It'll help confuse the judges.) You could win a Sarr! Also a hug! And, I suppose, if you must, you can always come back here and, y' know, stare at the names or converse or some such.

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