I only have two pitchers open so far this season, both in the last day or two. The low temps continue with sporadic sunny days. I’d say we are at least a month behind years past in growth…SUCKS. I am going to assume the season is a wash as far as getting a decent fall pitcher display, especially leucophylla, because at this rate they will barely be finished with spring growth by the time fall gets here.
Anyway, I was out checking on things between rain storms today and decided to snap a few shots of the only interesting thing I saw out there today..."glass is half full" type of thoughts
Ha ha thanks bro and yeah that's my Saurus and it's a 3 gallon pot, cause I want this to become big so I've given it all that room to grow in😅
LOL I just knew that had to be one of Phil's giants! You and I think alike, I also like to pot anything I want to get big in large pots right off the bat so they can remain undisturbed for as long as possible. I have my Saurus in a 12" wide x 10" deep pot for now. I think a 3 gal. pot is 10" x 10" Good growing my plant bro.
I know how @audacityofthemind feels - finally the plants are making some good progress and are looking about ready to pop!! A couple more days of questionable conditions and then it looks like we might be in the 70s and 80s for a while! Woot! Excited to have plants that look like more than phyllodia to share with y'all finally, although they won't be in downright bonanza mode until end of the month. Photos taken today 5/14 in an non-forecasted sunny afternoon! Overview: Scoping out the red flava row: I had Saurus in the greenhouse to baby it, so it's way ahead. This trap has been open about a week and is beginning to show the red suffusion that will cover the trap soon! Ditto with Wilkerson's Red Rocket - these are about 36" and weeks ahead of the other leucos. How much of this is "greenhouse gainz?" Last spring it was 32-33" with no greenhousing. Seems like the warmth is good for about a 10% boost on most plants. S. "Calen Hall" just opening - thanks philcula for this blotched badass! Improved Black Veins with a lot of darkening and ornata-ing still to come S. rosea Mobile Co. AL Clone P
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