Well, for those of you that find this… hello. This is my first official blog post! I’m slowly going to be refining the look of this site as I learn how to use wordpress, but in the meantime, I figured I’d get started.
Some of you might be wondering why I called this blog ZONE6B. Well, I live in Niagara Falls, Canada and according to the USDA climate charts we’re in a zone 6b. The name seemed to make sense to me as I’m going to be blogging about my experiences growing Carnivorous Plants outdoors in zone 6b.
I grow Sarracenia and Dionaea and a few token Drosera species outdoors year round with great success. I have been growing outdoors now for 4 years. Up until that time, I grew all my plants in a greenhouse. I finally made the leap of faith. I sold my greenhouse after 20 years and moved my entire Sarracenia (and other hardy CP) collection into outdoor bogs.
Seeing how Spring is just around the corner, this seemed to be a logical time to start documenting my outdoor growing experiences. I hope that many of you find this interesting and useful. It might be all the incentive you need to move your plants outside.