Happy April 30th!!!! I really don’t have much to talk about. Things are really slow starting this year. On the bright side, they are alive and well.
I went outside yesterday to see how the ol’ plants are doing… and lookie what I found… FLOWERS… well actually flower buds. Looking at photos from last year at this time, I estimate we’re two to three weeks behind… and its cold, damp and rainy now… no real warm temps in the forecast… so I’m not expecting any serious growth anytime soon.
Amazingly, I’m pretty sure everything survived… but like I said, I won’t be able to tell for sure for a few more weeks… but things are looking promising. There may be some death… but so far its been squirrel induced! But I’m going on that rant this year LOL!
One thing I was really concerned about this winter were my Flytraps. They are in an elevated bog, allowing the cold in from the sides … yet everything there looks great!!! and the the new growth is starting! I also found a few VFT seedlings in the other bogs alive and well. My official verdict on these plants are that they are IRON HARDY. However, I’m going to add that in my estimation, they did as well as they did because they had a good consistent cover of snow. There were a few occasions where they snow melted and it got cold, but most of the time they were buried in snow. Snow is a great insulator.
These are my DCXL plants. These are 1 year out of TC… amazing! I can’t wait to see how they do this year. I’m thinking they are going to be a winner!
Here is a photo of leaf burn on many of the plants. They do look a bit better than they did when I first uncovered them! I took a pair of scissors and cleaned them up a bit!
I’m looking forward to my 2014 growing season! Oh… If anyone out there is growing their plants outdoors (in cold places) and want to share photos of their bogs, please send them to me… I’d love to post them here and share them with other grower.