Well ladies and gentlemen the rumour is true - Jerry is now online! He has been eqipped with the latest Mac machine and looks forward to receiving your email. Please write him at:
Courting Frogs Nursery is a wholesale nursery mostly devoted to the propagation, sales and breeding of carnivorous plants with a strong - some would say obsessive focus on the lovely Saracenias. The plants we sell are propagated onsite or obtained as starts from tissue culture specialists. We are aware of the ethical issues in the carnivorous plant trade and strive not to be part of the problem(s).
Sarracenias are the big deal for us and we grow other carnies mainly because our business model requires that we do so. We don't consider ourselves experts on every genus and species of carnivorous plants and we encourage you to consult other sources of cultural information. We do have a lot of experience growing both tender and hardy species under full spectrum lighting - including lighting systems new to the market place. We feel some folks have been too quick to dismiss indoor culture, including hardy types in light (pun of course, intended) of new developments.
to us that may surprise some newbies - starting out it seems all one has to do is learn the best way to grow a certain plant and follow that recipe to success. Gradually one discovers that there are almost as many "best" ways as there are sucessful growers. Some practices work great for one person and not another. Climate can be a big factor and so is personality.
Local "cultures" of cultivation practices evolve as enthusiasts share information. "Truth" we hold self evident may be contigent on factors specific to local conditions. We keep our fly traps and sarracenias sitting in water constantly year round - a practice excellent cultivators in the southeast have informed us would rot out plants in their climate. We treat cephalotus the same way - works for us. Others strongly dissagree. Our best cultural advice is to consult many sources and find your own way.
Thank you, Jerry Addington