Here's the collection, freshly dug up from their winter dormancy area. I didn't know what I'd find, after having one or two nights of minus twenty-something degrees Fahrenheit, for the first time in this area since the 1990s or maybe 1980s. Everything looks perfect, with no visible signs of rot, even though there's been a couple major rain events recently, dumping a large amount of water on them while they were still covered. Zone 5 is the area.
Here's the mulch that had covered the plants, with the leaf pile in the background that had been on top of the mulch.
You guys might like this story: I spent many hours this past weekend moving plants, leveling the soil (all messed up from voles and gophers), adding a weed matt, placing woodchips on top of the weed matt, and then moving all the plants back into place after organizing them. My daughter ran down the new "path" in the middle and loved it, she showed complete appreciation for all the hard work!
I grabbed my wife and said "hey babe, come check this out, it's pretty cool!" As soon as she saw us walking toward the newly fixed up section she said "oooh, I thought you were going to show me something interesting!" LOL BAM! My soul was temporarily crushed, but hey, at least you guys can appreciate it!
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