Well, since Johnnythan hasn't started a thread yet, figured I'll fill in for the moment. Here's what a trimming nightmare looks like....It takes a lot to trip me out, but seeing this along with the massive number of plants that haven't been divided for years gives me the hee-bee-jee-beez. Photos taken 2/9/18:
Indeed, the plants are being neglected for the sole purpose of hoarding them
In other news, the plan is to divide quite a few clones that either haven't been available in years or are original mother plants that haven't ever been offered (ie. original purp. purp. marl bog mother plants that are 16 years old now!). This collection runs deep, there's countless clones that haven't yet been propagated, so we're focused on that for now. One of the benefits of trimming is sometimes you find plants that have been lost for years!
Not sure if the photos are going to work? Having posted much, but going to attempt this year haha. A couple of the more vigorous seedlings that caught my eye. This one came from a random assortment of open pollinated seeds I received from a giveaway.
S. (leucophylla "Colossus" x "Doreen's Colossus") x 'Adrian Slack'
Hmmmm, sort of worked? For clarification the top photos are the S. (leucophylla "Colossus" x "Doreen's Colossus") x 'Adrian Slack' and the bottom one is the random open pollination. Didn't get the last photo in there so here it is.
It's been busy the last few weeks cleaning up and repotting the plants and it looks like I got finished just in time. The temps have been warm(high 70's-low 80's) and the plants are starting to wake up. I have plants with flower buds and unopened pitchers already. It won't be long now before all the plants really take off. Here are just a few photos that I took today.
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
Hello, I want to buy some seed: Hello, I want to buy some seeds
Oct 16, 2019 8:28:32 GMT -5
Hello, I want to buy some seed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 16, 2019 8:30:52 GMT -5
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