Hello everyone... not sure exactly the best place to post this.... but I am going to be helping the Civic Garden of Greater Cincinnati build a raised carnivorous plant bog in the next two weeks and was wondering if anyone would be interested in donating any divisions of adult plants to the bog.
I have many plants I will be pulling from my own bogs... which should cover the majority of this one... but I would rather only place in adult plants so that the bog has a good show on the first year in. The garden does a lot of things with kids and education, so the adult plants will get the immediate ahh factor.
Obviously named varieties don't matter for this... nothing fancy.... just divisions that will make decent sized pitchers. I am short on are leuco and purp or rosea... but any will do.
Shipping would have to be on you.... but you will sleep much better at night for helping a public garden and getting people and kids interesting in the natural world. And FYI ... a good night's sleep will make you healthier. And being healthier will make you live longer. .... so pretty much if you donate a plant to the garden... you will live longer*.
Just PM me if you are interested and I can give the contact and shipping address of the garden.
*donating plants to public gardens may or many not actually make you live longer.... but it sounds good.
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2018 13:26:12 GMT -5 by nevermore
Well we got the bog installed... just need to add in the one cut block on the backside. There is a rainbarrel setup with a hose running into the bog for watering. They will need to thin out a tree that is casting the shadow at that point in the day but they are should have a good show for the school groups once it gets growing.
Thanks to Sidorian for helping and bringing plants that were already pitchering from his greenhouse!
Hey can you give a quick rundown of how something like this is done? Is a lining used? Are there drain holes at some point in the sides to avoid flooding and soil washing out? How is a watertable observed or maintained? Looks awesome and would love to do something like this myself.
This is just a dupe of my own bogs. BOGVILLE ... for background info. It's just a rubber roofing liner filled with media. I have several drain holes poked 4-6inches down from the top. Then I just instructed them to add more as they observe how the season progresses. For watching the water level... I don't really do anything besides watching the spagnum moss for dampness... or stick my finder down into the media to see how it's going. So far.. that just equates to adding water from the rain barrels a few times in the dry part of summer.
Since all the photos got "photobucketed"... heres' a pic.
No problem nevermore, thanks for having me tag along and get out of the office to enjoy the weather. Felt good to get the hands in some peat and away from the keyboard. Here's another closeup of setup:
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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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