Monthly Archives: July 2012

Die! Die! and Never Come Back

So… yesterday I got out the 4L pump sprayer, mixed up the concoction that my friend Justin suggested that I use to kill off my thrips, and gave my plants a soaking.  For the convenience of my 4L sprayer, which … Continue reading

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I hate it when this Happens!

So summer has been warm and dry here in Zone6b. Most days 28-35C (83-95F) and very little rain.  about 4cms (1.5 inches) in the past two months! Accoding to my horticulturalist friend… these are the perfect conditions for THRIPS! taking … Continue reading

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Making the Tags

I’m armed with my updated spreadsheet and codes for bog 1 … its time to make tags.  Ah the tags, the bane of growing Sarracenia outdoors! Two major issues, one is the label fading and two, the tags getting brittle … Continue reading

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So what’s in a Name?

No pictures with this post… sorry OK… last season, I rebuilt all my bogs… now its time to re inventory my collection.  Easy enough, however, Stewart McPherson and Donald Schnell did a taxonomic revamp of the genus in the their … Continue reading

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Hey Dude… Wanna borrow my Hat?

This is one of those lidless clones of Sarracenia flava.  Not quite sure why this mutation would happen. From what I gather, many of the species of Sarracenia evolved a lid to keep rain out of the pitchers.  Rain would … Continue reading

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Time for More Traps!

Well, the Canada Day long weekend just passed, for those who didn’t know… Canada turned 145 years old this year!  By the way, Happy Independence Day to my friends to my south. Anyway, whilst (who says that?) sitting on my … Continue reading

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Red Catesbaei

A few years ago, I decided I wanted to make very red cross between S. flava and S. purpurea.  It just so happened I had the two red clones to do it with.  The one parent was the red flava … Continue reading

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