Okay, one of the VFT survivors is flowering after all, and with seedlings popping up could I have created a self sustaining population up there? I'll update the grow list in the fall when I'm sure of what I have. Down here, Dana's Delight has nice pitchers but for now Scarlet Belle still resembles a weird mutant grass.
My bog is finally starting to kick some serious growth. VFT B52 & red rosetted are both kicking out some nice sized traps, probably 1.5"+ real strong but compact growth. red & green dragons- greens are in ground rosettes with good sized traps, reds very much upright with ok sized traps. greens are definately more vigorous! typicals (seed and mature bulbs) not sure why but the adult plants had a much slower start then the yearlings from seed, they are currently putting out simular sized traps, I expect that will change next year when they all get a go from scratch. Giant- not so giant this year, it had a rot problem early on and what I was left with was a bunch of rooted leafs, 5 to be precise.... but they are growing at a good rate, I just don't expect they will be giant at all this year, maybe not even next year. Dente- was having alot of good growth but recently has been subdued, they are out of TC so I wonder if they're not just wanting a good rest.
Sundews filiformis (ssp. filiformis, f red, and tracyii) are all growing like weeds and covered in dew. Most are seedlings from this year but I am confident that they will set seed for next year. ranging in height from 2-3" binatas (dichotma, multifida, and binata) also growing like weeds, spreading well too, making nice clumps, begining to catch larger objects, like giant wolf spiders which suits me just fine! left overs (capensis red, and some other oddballs) growing well enough, but not so vigorous as the rest, I just chalk it up to this being the establishing year.
Pings grandifloras- all have established well and catching alot of white fly?! go figure, but still actively growing vulgaris- not so well, I think it's too hot here or something they are kinda dieing off, not sure if they're forming hybernacula or not.
Sarracenia Adults[/u] Most are in transition, they were either grown all winter on my stand, or were in the fridge. Not a proper year for them and their really just establishing I'm told. But that being said, I'm getting a new flush of growth. worth mentioning are Dixie lace, mardi gras, some of the alatas, flavas, and rubras. leucos are just begining to test the water, they're not gonna send anything up really till septemeber I don't think.... Although I should mention I have an adorible rubra x leuco thats sending up great bright little pitchers! seedlings from 2006 These are really hit and miss! some look about the same as they did when I put them in. I really hope a dormancy will do those ones some good with a spring flush. But others are growing like weeds! I've had to split leucos from deer park al, which might I add are making some great pitchers. Also the heterophylla purps, those got split, just way to crowded. There are a couple more that sould definatley be split, weather I do it now or in the spring remains to be seen, some I know the origins, others I don't. there is a nice clump of something like flavas pitchers are only a couple inches tall but as thick around as my pinky finger! some good prospects. Also now that they're getting older I'm getting to be able to tell whats what. apparently I have a whack of psits, a nice swanniana (sp?) and some colour is really starting on some. I'll probably start to cull some next year.
Guess thats about it. Sib
dvg: Spring is sprung at 3:58pm local time today!
Mar 20, 2019 10:45:39 GMT -5
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5