So, I thought I’d share some photos of my plants this lovely July morning. This year, we’ve had a lot of rain, which has been nice because the extreme heat hasn’t set in and I haven’t had to water my plants much. They’re all looking really good. I’ll start with a photo that’s admittedly from yesterday, but the rest are from today.
I found a big old tarantula hawk trying to escape from my ‘Judith Hindle’. It almost looked like it was on a treadmill — climbing but not getting anywhere.
The plant is looking nice, though it could probably use a bit more light. I might be able to move my collection to a brighter spot, which’d be great. This is one of my favorite plants. It’s really fantastic: easy to grow, colorful, vigorous.
'Dixie Lace' is putting out some nice pitchers, including this new one.
S. x readii is finally putting out decent, tall, non-floppy pitchers.
My vigorous NOID plant is putting out tons and tons of pitchers, as per usual. I’m pretty confident that this has rubra and alata parentage, but beyond that, who knows!
I haven’t put up any photos of my "Doreen’s Colossus" this year because they all pretty much came up deformed. I think that stupid late freeze in March that was also the coldest of the whole winter at 27° messed it up. But, it did put up one more normal looking pitcher (albeit a small one).
I let my S. x catesbaei open pollinate this spring, but the stem got snapped. The pod was still developing normally, so I let it be. It recently started turning brown and the flower started shriveling — I think because the stem finally died. So, I harvested it, and to my surprise found some mature looking seeds with hard seedcoats and everything! So I tossed them into stratification, mostly to see if they’ll sprout.
Post by boarderlib on Jul 10, 2019 17:24:54 GMT -5
Really not much to post, since this year's been so cloudy. A good example is I got a pitchering small atro 2AT clone from Mike earlier this year and it went from an amazing deep red (Mike's growth) to a what the hell is that doing on my table red. Mike's growth actually lost color. Even my S.waccamaw looks more cuprea than anything this year. I did find a couple that still look pretty good though.
Leuco "super pink"
This S.jonseii, maybe that's alabamanesis (I don't remember, because I didn't look at the tag) turns into a red lip once mother nature turns on the heat.
Thank goodness for dark plants that color up remarkably easy.
Atro "black" maybe dull crimson would be a more appropriate description for me this year.
My newest acquisition (end of May) finally put out a good pitcher. I was worried it wasn’t getting enough light because the pitchers were all small with big alas, but it must’ve just been it adapting to my conditions because it’s a real beauty:
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