Post by richjam1986 on Feb 11, 2016 16:55:03 GMT -5
We would like to invite any and all who are interested to attend our carnivorous plant social and open house on Saturday March 19th, 2016 (NOTE that the date has changed!)at Meadowview Biological Research Station! Please RSVP on the event listing we have created on Facebook (or, just let us know you plan to come): www.facebook.com/events/1020745487948480/
The purpose of this event is to get folks together for fellowship in conservation and horticulture of carnivorous plants. The exact activity plan is still in the works, but we plan to have several fun activities, including but not limited to plant show and tell, plant raffle, terrarium or mini bog workshop, discussions on cultivation and conservation topics, snacks, and a tour of our collection and Central VA Preserve! We will also have plants available for sale. We will keep you posted with updates!
Post by richjam1986 on Feb 24, 2016 9:45:35 GMT -5
Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, we have to move the date of the CP social and open house to Saturday March 19th. Sorry for the mixup, but we hope that those who were planning on attending can still make it!
Post by richjam1986 on Mar 15, 2016 9:06:42 GMT -5
FOR ANYONE PLANNING ON BUYING PLANTS AT THE OPEN HOUSE: We will have SOME plants ready for immediate sale, as well as a few we are auctioning, BUT we are not set up for quick and easy selling of many varieties (they need to be unpotted, divided, cleaned, bagged, etc, for sale). With the number of people we are expecting at this event, and limited staff, we will likely be unable to get individualized, larger plant orders together the DAY OF the event. THEREFORE, if you want to get specific plants, please message me (Richard Curzon on FB, or email@example.com) ASAP with your plant list from our catalogue ( pitcherplant.org/Online-Catalog/index.html )and I will do my best to get as many orders ready as possible by the time of the event. Payment required up front before I will process the order! Thanks for understanding
Well, as promised I have some pictures for y'all. Unfortunately I was unable to man the camera for majority of the day as I was helping direct traffic and watch the sales table. Photo quality isn't the best on some of these, but I'll have the opportunity to get better shots come summer. Warning, this is very photo heavy.
Shot of the sales tent. Yes that is me in the grey hoodie and orange safety vest haha DSC_0017 by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr
Part of the sales/greeting booth. This shot shows the Gizmos that they had for sale. Untitled by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr
Closer shot of the Gizmos. They're a neat little thing in which the bottom container acts as a reservoir so that when it is filled with water, a wick will carry the water into the pot above. Untitled by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr
Cool little display made from a chunk of leftover gutter. Plants are D. multifida (var. extrema??), N. ventricosa, and I think a ventrata (my apologizes if that's wrong). DSC_0062 by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr
Beast of a Nepenthes robcantleyi that Konrad brought from his personal collection. Many of you will recognize this hoss from his instagram @nepenthesjungle. Yes that is a five gallon bucket it is sitting in. DSC_0065 by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr DSC_0065 by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr
Some shots of their main greenhouse. This one was full of warmer growing neps and sarr seedlings. They have some amazing looking seedlings in the works! (Apologies for the wonky lighting, the high-pressure sodium bulbs didn’t agree with the camera lense) DSC_0026 by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr DSC_0025 by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr DSC_0028 by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr
Huge psittacina trap. Phil says that this clone used to be much larger but it was attacked by someone vandalizing the property with herbicide a few years ago. Thankfully they didn't lose this one, it's a beautiful plant! Untitled by Tyson Gregory, on Flickr
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5