Are we (Adrian) SLACKING on this sub-board or what? If you didn't laugh, that's okay, you'll get nerdy enough one of these days
Plants are still pretty much dormant right now, which hasn't been the case March of the past few years because of the unusual warm spells we've had in the past. I guess this year is more on the normal side, if not slightly a bit behind. This is good as it allows more time to divide and gives room to finish trimming (which hasn't been completed yet!) I usually expect the first flowers to pop around late March here in Northern California, we'll see what happens.
I've said this before, and I'll say it again: Now that I've shown you mine, let's see yours! LOL
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Post by daniella3d on Mar 13, 2019 19:53:22 GMT -5
Mine still have one month to go before they wake up. But my seedlings are growing like mad. I am glad I have them to keep me company so I don't miss my sleeping beauties too much. A few of my sarracenias last pitchers from last fall are still good, and that's 5 months ago...
HCW clone A:
and clumping clone:
and some of my seedlings (4 and half months old (areolata white knight OP) I think some of them are showing the areolata shape already.
and some, not so much areolata but still cute:
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Post by drummer230 on Mar 13, 2019 21:14:13 GMT -5
sprouse58 and @bristol had a piece available on eBay, but I posted a thread looking for a division here on the board and a board member was kind enough to send me a division. I’m very excited about it!
The time factor is a big part of the reason I dislike it so much. I have tons of other stuff I could be doing, but my babies need the love after last year. So I'm slowly sucking it up and getting them some clean fresh homes to hopefully resident in for the next few years.
Here in the UK my plants are just starting to wake up, we've had some really bitterly cold windy days. But when the wind does die down, the ambient temperature is pretty warm for this time of year.
They aren't looking like much as I had a long run of ill health the second half of last year, so I only just got round to some very overdue repotting and general tidying up (otherwise know as hair cuts all round ). All my collection lives outdoors year round.
Usually my first one to flower each year this is Sarracenia flava "slacks maxima"
Next just a general shot of some of the collection post haircuts. Without labels you'd probably struggle to spot which plants are which.
These are my "giant" dionaea, they never look so great after winter but are better off than they look. The rhizomes are big and chunky and a few needed a division or two removing. For scale the larger pots are 5", in this shot there is B52, Great white shark, G7, and Darwin. The red cultivars look even worse above ground but are still healthy and starting to grow.
Drosera dichotoma giant getting off to an early start.
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I blame the switch to Google Photos as I try to figure out how to hotlink. Think I got it now. Buds are forming and poking their way up in the greenhouse as temps finally climb. After a strong cold snap at the end of January, winter has been pretty normal, if not cloudy and a bit rainy. Hopefully it stays this consistent and we avoid a warmup followed by a sharp downturn which really affects the plants this time of year.
And checking the nether region, holy moly! that's some growth on a Moorei (Mesa Exotics x Prince of Darkness, via calen). Can't wait to see the pitchers this year as in its first year it held a stunning pitcher almost the whole season
Lastly, here are some early spring bulbs, some of which I forgot about...
S. alata Stone Co, MS (mike wang seed) S. leucophylla Washington Co, AL (mike wang seed) S. leucophylla Washington Co, AL (mike wang seed) different clone from above S. x leah wilkerson x hcw clone f (mike wang seed) S. leucoplylla 'red' (cc's seed)
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