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Saturday, June 20, 2015

There’s always room for one more…

One more bog garden that is! I bit the bullet this afternoon and brought myself another 1.1 m (4 foot) diameter pond. Probably a bit on the big size for how many plants I need to find a home for, but I figured it would be an idea to leave some room for new plants. Now I just need a trailer load of gravel to level up the ground and a set of drainage fittings from the local hydro shop and I’m off and running.

For this last bog, I am planning on not introducing Sphagnum to it, and will instead allow rosette and pygmy Drosera and Utricularia to have free run. This is relative to the other gardens, which are quickly producing luxuriant, billowy cushions of moss that quickly swallow up growing space for plants like Drosera pygmaea. Interestingly though, D. burmanni and the other rosette sundews I have grow well on live Sphagnum, almost like they are crowd surfing! The Sarracenia that will be calling it home are all variants of  S. flava or S. leucophylla, plus one miniature flava look-a-like cross.

As the gear I need is not available till late this week coming, expect some new posts next Saturday on progress of the new garden. In the meantime, I will busy myself preparing the watering system for a windbreak I am planting around the bog garden site.

Happy growing till then.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Still here–and its freezing cold!

I can’t believe that six months can pass by so fast, but that’s how long its (nearly) been since the last time I posted anything! An update is well overdue, so here goes…

bog end season

The Sarracenia did a lot better than I had expected this season

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The long awaited, MEGA Sarracenia garden photo update – Part 3

Here is the final instalment in the mega photo update of my Sarracenia gardens!

Part 1 dealt with the last of the potted plants and the hybrid garden.

Part 2 dealt with the flava var. atropurpurea / rubricorpora / redder forms of cuprea / red VFT garden.

This post – part 3 – deals with the final garden, which as it turns out has every variety of S. flava except the antho free one growing in it. Be warned, this is a photo-intensive post and will take some time to load up.

Sarracenia flava garden

The long awaited, MEGA Sarracenia garden photo update – Part 2

This post covers the Sarra garden containing the so-called red forms of Sarracenia flava.

Part 1 of this post covers the potted Sarracenia and the hybrid Sarracenia garden. You can see this post by clicking here.

Part 3 covers the third garden that contains all flava forms except the antho free one.

The red Sarracenia flava garden

The long awaited, MEGA Sarracenia garden photo update – Part 1

Now the silly season is drawing to a close, I finally (!) got a chance to do justice in photographing the Sarracenia gardens and their inhabitants. This is pretty much an exhaustive look at what I am growing right now.

A warning up front, this is a photo intensive entry and will take a long time to load.

Make sure you also see Part 2 (the red flava varieties) and Part 3 (all flava varieties); this post covers the potted Sarracenia and the hybrid garden only.

Sarracenia gardens, 3 January 2014