Was cleaning out the garage this weekend and found even more pictures from way back in the day! These are some field trip pictures from the very first ICPS meeting held in Atlanta, GA back in May 1997!
First two pictures were probably the most exciting pics I found in the album-it's S. Adrian Slack growing in Alabama! Pictures of this clone growing quasi "in situ" way back in the day are very hard to find, and these pictures had been hiding in a box for a very long time. I don't remember who takes credit, this was the day it was decided that Sarracenia Adrian Slack should be named as a registered cultivar. I do remember Peter D'Amato and probably Barry Rice being overly excited about this plant, and being a teen at the time, I didn't quite grasp how historical that day would become.
OK sunny days ahead, I'll post another photo shot in a couple weeks, lets see if Adrian Slack will color up. Its interesting to note how the plant had re-established itself and progressed from division shock. (Click on #2 tab of this thread and see June 18th, 2018 post.)
I recall back in late 2000 when I received the Dec issue of the ICPS journal. At first glance I said OMG! WTF is that! At that moment I felt like those girls screaming loud when they saw "THE BEATLES" for the first time. That's when it all started. That urge, that "I GOT TO HAVE IT" feeling. I said to myself, "I'm gonna get that f**N plant, I swear!" Y-all know what I'm talking about. Remember those days?
Photo below IS what I call the 'ICONIC Adrian Slack Portrait'. The vanity and complexion of this plant that had infected many CP growers around the world with such lust at that time. It was unbelievable! Not a Lamborghini, Not a ROLEX watch, NOT Bo Derek! "This is a plant" .... Eleven years later from that May 2000 experience I finally had the plant in my procession. I can say that same AS plant in my possession, in that photo below, has NEVER grown to look like that ever since. I rarely see the plant color up to resemble that Dec 2000 ICPS cover photo. It does, just not often. Yet, I'm satisfied to have it and its so fun to watch it grow ever season.
ICPS Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, Volume 29 Dec 2000
S. Adrian Slack photo by Bob Hanrahan ICPS Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, Volume 29, Dec 2000, Page 117
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
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Tian Jingfa: If you have time, please come back to me. Thank you.
Oct 16, 2019 8:38:00 GMT -5
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Dec 9, 2019 20:05:53 GMT -5
Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: Yep, Sarracenia will grow anywhere! In your toilet even...if have the proper amount of light etc...
Apr 4, 2020 23:49:51 GMT -5
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5