I've been planning a trip to Blackwater and Splinter Hill for some time and I'm happy to report last weekend was that time! With some help of some boggin' veterans I was able to plan out one of the best boggin' trips I've ever had. Starting out with the famous Leah Wilkerson property and ending at the Leucophylla epicenter Splinter Hill! I have a TON of photos and some drone footage and I'll be updating this thread throughout the week.
No better place to start this off with the first stop! Leah Wilkerson's! For the people who hasn't had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Wilkerson let me tell you I've never met someone so welcoming to a total stranger. I pulled up to her home at 6:30 in the morning and she was on wheels coming down the driveway to introduce herself. Walked me along the edge of the property and said "Have at it!". What a fantastic place. All the boggin' boys did some great work cleaning up the area a few years back. Walking the property and taking photos didn't take too long but we spent nearly 3 hours talking to Leah about the history of the property and her life! I can't wait to visit the property again and chat with her about her family and her love for Elvis!
Well, time for an update! To end the trip we hit the best place for Leucos! Splinter Hill! Gosh, what a crazy place.. with over 700 photos taken we barely scratched the surface of this place! A trip in Spring is definitely called for to do the other half of this place. For this post I'll only post the best of the best Leucos but I'll have a link for the full album right here.
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