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Calendar of Events

Carnivorous Plant Nursery participates in many plant shows and sales.  We all provide presentations and workshops for groups. Here's our current calendar of events.
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Fossil Pitcher Plant?

Carnivorous Plant Fossils

Carnivorous Plant Fossils. Though there is debate among archeobotanists, the oldest carnivorous plant fossil may well be Archaeamphora longicervia, found in 2005 near Jinzhou, China.
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Pinguicula alpina

Northernmost Carnivorous Plant

World’s Northernmost Carnivorous Plant Scientists have found the carnivorous plant Pinguicula Alpina L., also known as the alpine butterwort, on the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard.
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Venus Flytrap Sculpture

Venus Flytrap Sculpture

Gigantic Venus Flytrap appears in courtyard of Carnivorous Plant Nursery. This is the work of VonChandler of D.W.C. Metals of Farmington, AK.     

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GWAPA visits Carnivorous Plant Nursery.

The Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association (GWAPA) visited Carnivorous Plant Nursery for a grand tour and fun day. The event gave members the opportunity to explore the nursery and the huge selection of bog and carnivorous plants.
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Carnivorous Plant Nursery Open House June 2015

Carnivorous Plant Nursery Open House June 2015

Carnivorous Plant Nursery Open House June 2015. We were happy to help sponsor and be a key feature of the Smithsburg Tower Home and Garden Tour. The Restore the Tower Project is an ongoing fund raiser to retore the City Hall Tower.
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Huffington Post Article

Huffington Post Article Maryland's Carnivorous Plant Nursery Hosts Killer Botany Nice article about Carnivorous Plant Nursery and a happy customer. DERWOOD, Md. -- There are more than 650 carnivorous plants in the world and Michael Szesze guesses he's got about "four to five hundred" of them.
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Carnivorous Plant Nursery Logo

Carnivorous Plant Nursery New Logo

Carnivorous Plant Nursery develops new logo. From an early experience photographing Venus flytraps, an Elder Borer Beetle landed right into the Flytrap, and that image evolved into our logo.
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Carnivorous Plant Nursery in the Washington Post

Carnivorous Plant Nursery in the Washington Post

Washington Post Magazine, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Carnivorous Plant Nursery is featured in the Post Sunday Magazine. "Somewhere along the evolutionary timeline of bog-dewlling angiosperms, the plants gathered together and decided they wouldn't take it any longer....." by Adrian Higgins,...

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MACPS meets at CPN

The Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society was pleased to announce that the first meeting held at Carnivorous Plant Nursery on June 17, 2017 was a huge success! Over 50 people came out to enjoy talks given by Michael Szesze, Jacob Munoz, and Dr. Hongqi Li.
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Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society

Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society

The Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society is a group of carnivorous plant enthusiasts from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and the surrounding area. They hold four meetings throughout the year, go on trips, and exchange cultivation advice.
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