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:
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