Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Regal Plant from a Royal County

Sarracenia flava is very rare in Virginia.  My friend Phil Sheridan at Meadowview Biological Research Station has been working very hard to conserve what is left of Native Virginia Sarracenia.  One of the most striking of all the virginia plants … Continue reading

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I need more space!!!

One of the downsides of growing sarracenia is that unless you have a 40 acre savannah in your back yard, you never have enough space! I figured that after I made my three new (large) bogs that I’d have plenty … Continue reading

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Another weekend… and still NOT DONE!

OK… so I haven’t posted much here in the last few days.  I guess its time to update y’all.  I finished bog two and top dressed with the chopped up pine needles. Bog 3 is well under way.  I needed … Continue reading

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Bog Two! Almost Done

Well, I can’t say I’m not tired.  Two full days of work on this one so far, actually 1.5 days… we got some thunderstorms yesterday, so I couldn’t work… but today was gorgeous 27C and clear blue sky today. Ok… … Continue reading

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Finished Bog One

Really not much to say…. other than 1 down… 2 to go! CJM

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Bog 1 – DONE

After putting in the liner and peat/glass mix, I had to install a draining mechanism.  See that pot in the bottom right of the photo? That serves as a drain! Let me show you. First I drilled a one inch … Continue reading

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Two? Actually only ONE!

Well here is a rarity. This is Sarracenia purpurea ssp venosa var venosa. So what’s the deal? What’s so special? Well this one comes from a site in Georgia USA.  To the best of my knowledge, this plant is only … Continue reading

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