Post by beautytubes on Jun 18, 2018 16:12:33 GMT -5
The detailed route is not clear at the moment. I am still flexible. It seems that I will go to New Orleans (never have been there in my life, I must see this city and I must hear the music there!) and then drive along the panhandle to Tallahassee. It will be a mixture in between hanging around on the beach and exploring bogs. In Tallahassee I have friends I will visit. May be I'll give a speech at Florida State University (electrical engineering staff).
Post by rhizomatous on Jun 18, 2018 17:02:45 GMT -5
As far as easily accessible places worth visiting, you should definitely visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Following I-85 South from Atlanta, you might want to visit the Davis Arboretum at Auburn University. They have an exceptional bog garden. North of Mobile, Alabama, is Splinter Hill Bog, which is right off I-65. In Mississippi you could visit the Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge and Crosby Arboretum, both of which are not too far from I-10. You should definitely take a detour to Buttercup Flats, which is a little out of the way but very worth the visit. There's also the Abita Creek Flatwoods preserve not too far from New Orleans.
Post by beautytubes on Jul 24, 2018 9:04:18 GMT -5
thank you so much for you input!!!!!
I planned the tour already: Apalachicola NF Splinter Hill bog Blackwater State Forest ... and plenty more (including all of your kind suggestions above)
now I have one "problem" : I have to stay in Atlanta from 2nd September to 4th September (because I meet people from GE Tech at 5th of September). Do you have any suggestions for hiking trips to pitcher plant bogs around Atlanta?
I don't want to see all Atlanta attractions again (Coca Cola, Aquarium,...)
thank you so much for your kind help!
After my trip I will post photos here and on flickr!
Post by rhizomatous on Jul 27, 2018 0:26:30 GMT -5
You won't find any pitcher plants along trails in Atlanta. Not really many carnivorous plants in general that grow natively around Atlanta. There's a nice bog here in Athens at the botanical garden, but that's an hour away.
Unfortunately we have a dearth of carnivorous plant nurseries in the Southeast, even though we have so many native carnivorous plants. I'm not sure I know anywhere to recommend. We have places like Meadowview Biological Research Station, Lee's Botanical Gardens, and Carnivorous Plant Connection, but none of those will be close enough for you to visit.
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
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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
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sarrseens: How about $50
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