Call me "Mr. MIYAGI", No........like true Asian, my first instinct was to take of my slipper off and swat it over the plants like I would a Coach-Roach. You know these bugs are BIG! Chop Sticks was the safest way, plant wise. I use the sticks "mainly pick up the beetles that have fallen into the water filled basins. But they just fly back to the pitchers and die.
photos taken this morning, 7/21/16. In the background, there are 5 cherry tomatoes (2 sungolds, 1 sun sugar, 1 grape, and 1 sweet 100), and my wife keeps nagging me as to when we'll get some production. Nevermind that I've been snacking on the ones here and there that have ripened on the bottom... There's like a gabillion of them, but they're mostly green......... "Mom, those plants growing in my closet...they're just tomatoes" what's funny is I'm probably one of the few people out there that was actually only growing tomatoes in their closet as a teen, LOL I had crossed early girl with big beef when I was 16, and they had early girl dominant phenotypes...
I digress, here's some Sarracenia collection pics:
In case you can't tell, I'm starting to have quite a leucophylla obsession. Lots more beds filled with them now than ever before:
Last Edit: Jul 21, 2016 13:19:10 GMT -5 by meizzwang
dj57 That [(leuco x rubra) x minor Okee giant] x J.H. is a looker!! Very cool!
Thank you! Yeah, that one is one of my favorites for sure. It sure stands out among the pinks, whites, and greens of other sarrs. I picked it up when visiting Jerry Addington’s nursery last year. I was not sure it would hold its color outside greenhouse conditions here but it did, maybe a little lighter color but not much. It produces pitchers all season and the later ones still looked good this spring, nice. I can’t wait for it to become dividable so I can share. I need to get it into a larger pot next spring to help that along.
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
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