Seasonal News from Rob Sacilotto, last update: June 12, 2018
Please note: We are no longer mailing retail orders unless they total over $50.00.

The Botanique web site may experience "nonexistence", errors or other problems as we try to migrate our site to a new server. I'll try and resolve any issues quickly, but there are almost always problems with the process. Unfortunately, our current server decided to close up during our busiest season! Persons wishing to place orders might consider doing so soon, as our email server is the same company and the email server will also need to be moved.

We're getting a lot of visitors these days. The nursery is breathtaking! The plants look great; Calopogon orchids are blooming everywhere. Email Rob (soon) to set up an appointment.

At some point, we hope to have a Paypal account set up, so customers can just email an order in and pay with Paypal after getting confirmation and a shipping quote. First, we need to get this web migration dealt with.

 

Best Wishes to All, Rob

 

Older News:

For those of you interested in conservation, there's a group trying to secure an easement to preserve a very cool piece of natural history down in Georgia: http://www.oconeeriverlandtrust.org/the-canoochee-bogs-project The Oconee River Land Trust is very close to meeting their donations goal. Many of us feel it's a worthwhile cause. They seem to have a labor pool to help maintain the site, e.g. clearing away invasives, etc. Please consider making a donation.

Here's the "eddie" link:

There is no waiting list for Nepenthes edwardsiana.

If you are interested in a plant that is not listed on the price list, you may e-mail/write Rob to see if any are available. Here's the link for the retail order form. As always, our plants are guaranteed to arrive healthy and to your satisfaction. We only sell top quality plants that are 100% nursery propagated. A complete and total refund or replacement is given if you are not delighted with your order. Plants must be returned to get a refund/exchange.

Botanique does not ship outside the USA because we do not have the necessary licenses and permits.

for commercial sales, please contact Butch Bailey:
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for availability information, prices or to make an appointment, please contact Rob:
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Older information follows:

While we're trying to sell off most of our "extra" plants, Botanique is retaining (for now, at least) a huge stock collection with all the significant plants being held for a possible transfer, should a non-profit botanical garden get established near Charlottesville, Virginia. We hope to eventually have a large botanical garden which can serve as a domestic gene pool, housing populations of species in a protected environment where visitors can learn about and enjoy a most fascinating group of plants. Many of these plants are found only in the Botanique nursery and include some of the most beautiful Pitcher Plants in the world.

For over thirty years, many tens of thousands of Sarracenia were bred, evaluated and selected for various reasons. Many have fantastic pitchers in gold with red veins, black-red or bright chartreuse. Some are colorful giants. One has rose colored flowers in the shape of a heart, with a gold spot in the cleft. Another has a crackled-glass pattern with a lid shaped like a butterfly. A large number were selected for flower colors ranging from dark satin red to white. The number of different Nepenthes is also amazing. Combined with endangered species, plants from demolished sites and donations from around the world, there are all the makings of a world-class pitcher plant display. Of course, the proposed facility would be rich in orchids, tropicals, native and exotic wildflowers, etc.

If you want to know more about this project, please visit: charlottesvillebotanicalgarden.org

Check out this information page to see some of what we're doing and some research topics on the clip board. If you are considering becoming a future supporter and/or want to see the nursery in person, you can e-mail me (see above) and arrange a visit. We need grant writers, volunteers and funding to continue expanding research, preservation and educational activities.

Many brilliant people, familiar with our operation, have suggested that Botanique launch a non-profit organization. This, if successful, would prevent a major tragedy. There is no place on earth like this nursery; it is truly amazing. If you are interested, keep checking this web site. I will begin collecting potential donor information immediately. Persons potentially interested as donors should e-mail me at the above e-mail address. Please put the word "donor" in the subject line.

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