I know at one point there were only a few canadains who braved putting their beloved CPs in bogs to fend the winter through, but we've grown in number over the years. I'm curious to know now how many of us are doing bogs now, care to post yours up? Give a bit of informations on it such as:
Location: Type of bog: (inground, marginal pond, container, aboveground) what your growing: How long: How its doing
mine is inground aswell -alsmost all sarr species and supspecies and many cultivars and hybrids also. a few dews, p. grandiflora and vft seasonally (I pull them in december though have had some survive over winter, and others die). -overall doing well, it was eaft uncovered last winter, so a few of the more "tender" plants are sulking, notably half of the leucs and psittacenia, and the grandiflora had a big die off aswell. -Location is rural essex county, very exposed. Thanks Sib
On a side note hal, bogs looking great, will fill out in no time lol.
I have two big pots and two smaller ones for my microbogs. They were hastily left outside last year and the sarr's had die-off and mould/mildew damage. The dews didn't mind at and the VFT's and pings were so-so. I'm trying to find a reasonable place/set-up for the winter.
what your growing: Mostly Sarrs (no S.minor or S.psittacina), temperate sundews and temperate Pings
How long: 4-5 years so far
How its doing- pretty good tho my big S.flava got much larger this year and embarrasingly grew through the cage which makes it look like they're being strangled
And I don't use mulch or do anything special for winter, which is why I have no VFTs nor any of the pickier Sarrs- I HAD S.minor and VFTs etc but either a drought or the winter killed them and I am more inclined to to think that drought got the S.minors and winter (or more properly the early spring freeze/thaw cycle) killed off the flytraps
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Quick recap: Niagara Falls - marginal pond, rainwater fed from eaves and rain barrel. For the last couple of years just growing dense grass but finally cleaned it out and planted misc sarr crosses the other day. Due to winter melts of snowcover have had poor luck with vfts and the less hardy sarrs kind of struggle. Due to birds no luck with sundews. Sphagnum is nice nesting material. Bancroft - in gound, unlined and aquifer fed. Soft groundwater and next to lake with reliable snow cover. About 8 years old, see growlist (which I still need to update for this year). I would say doing well!
-Currently have Sars, VFTs and dews. I also put out mexican pings, and tropical dews for the summer only.(D. capensis LOVES it outside) Last winter was my first winter with it and I mulched heavily. The few seedling S. purps I had in it at the time easily survived as did the VFT's, though because of a slow starting spring and cold summer, the VFT's haven't done well this year.
-This summer I added the bogs first temperate dews, D. filiformis, and a variety of trumpet pitchers. We'll see how well they do in this second winter.
-Location is rural Manitoba, on the south side of a sheltered pond.
-Aside from having to weed it often of willow trees, reeds, and some bog grasses that managed to get in from somewhere, its doing very well. It doesn't look like much now, but in a few years it hopefully will.
-It also escaped major harm from the 3" diameter hail we got 2 weeks ago!
dvg: below the snow, asleep it is.
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:02 GMT -5
dvg: Still grassroots dream of their rise,
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:40 GMT -5
dvg: in sunny days, on blue skies
Mar 20, 2019 17:00:13 GMT -5
insectivore: Then Boom we Get hit with yet another Snow Storm in Quebec...
Mar 23, 2019 8:19:19 GMT -5
dvg: Parts of Quebec got hit with a lot of snow.
Mar 23, 2019 20:29:10 GMT -5
dvg: These late March snow storms are easier to digest than the mid-May wintry blasts that do so much damage to the trees
Mar 23, 2019 20:33:09 GMT -5
insectivore: Agreed! we got a good 10-12 inches but the warm days are taking care of it!!
Mar 27, 2019 18:04:28 GMT -5
dvg: That was a decent dump of snow!
Mar 28, 2019 8:49:24 GMT -5
dvg: With the days now longer than the nights and the noonday sun rising higher in the sky each day, it won't be long before winter is just an afterthought
Mar 28, 2019 8:53:16 GMT -5
lloyd: The plants wandered out of the garage and zoomed back in before a dump of snow.
Mar 31, 2019 19:21:44 GMT -5
dvg: landscapes draped in snow
Mar 31, 2019 20:39:55 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