Looking great phantom! Is that a small greenhouse the leucos are in? Trying to figure out your setup - whatever it is, it's working!
Here are a few random shots from around the collection, starting with a very colorful seedling from the Outlaw site in Bay Co. FL: IMG_1588 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Simone, a beautiful Jerry Addington selection of (mitchelliana) x alata. This is an early season pitcher - the late flush on its way up now will be even more robust. IMG_1581 by Calen Hall, on Flickr A beautifully colored x areolata (leucophylla x alata) - this too is a midsummer trap with the chunkiest pitchers on the way up now. 589 by Calen Hall, on Flickr IMG_1590 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Baldwin Co. AL leucophylla seedlings with some lovely pink clones mixed in - waiting excitedly for fall traps IMG_1580 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Bowl o' S. montana Transylvania Co., NC. These are absolutely some of my favorite plants. IMG_1584 by Calen Hall, on Flickr
100% organic maaaaaaan! Actually, they got really big because I dug really deep holes and filled them with compost, topsoil and native soil. They're infrequently watered, but when they are, they're deep watered.
Some snaps from today! The plants are by and large looking really fresh for August despite it being in the 90s for 3 weeks straight from mid-July on. The late-season performers are starting to shine and there should be plenty more to see over the next several weeks. IMG_1633 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Still just spring and summer traps on the leucos, but more and more clones are going into "asparagus mode" every day IMG_1635 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Part of the alata zone: lower right is the excellent lemon yellow clone from Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper Co. TX, upper left is Night x self, and upper right with the huge unopened traps is Night itself. IMG_1630 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Close up on Night x self. It's got even more robust traps on the way. IMG_1631 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Leuco seedlings and divisions in the greenhouse are a couple weeks ahead of the outdoor leucos (not sure why?? perhaps all things being equal, they pitcher earlier if it's hotter? or it's just due to them being seedlings and smaller rhizomes in general?). These are fall pitchers of (leuco Wilkerson's Red Rocket x leuco, stocky red lip, Santa Rosa Co.) IMG_1621 by Calen Hall, on Flickr A gorgeous seedling of HCW (A x F) - this cross is chockablock with stunning, shapely albas! IMG_1619 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Another incredible (A x F) clone: IMG_1620 by Calen Hall, on Flickr For comparison, here is Clone F grown under identical conditions. Fall pitcher on an immature backup division: IMG_1618 by Calen Hall, on Flickr More HCW seedlings. These are a bit smaller and not showing their full glory yet, but clearly have a lot of potential. Should be some stunners in here come next fall. IMG_1616 by Calen Hall, on Flickr This is an AF leuco - these are all turning out to be gorgeous green and white plants, but notice how much thicker the veins are, which reduces the prominence of the white: IMG_1615 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Another clone: IMG_1614 by Calen Hall, on Flickr Back outside we see a bumble bee living dangerously on a pretty summer trap of yet another nice HCW (A x F) clone: IMG_1636 by Calen Hall, on Flickr
I finally manage to get my table setup at the new place, so I don't have trays scattered across the yard. This will be a trial and error post until I see if this is an appropriate way to upload photos. I still can't figure out how to hotlink from mobile with Flickr.
Flava var ornata, can't remember the location off hand
Rubra Marion Co, GA starting to show some nice color on the lip.
HCW E x F, finally starting to show those white tops.
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