As my Sarracenia collection has expanded, my backyard table’s become covered with mini-bogs. I figured I’d reclaim it, so I threw together a shelf out of salvaged cinderblocks, chimney tile, disk rotor and strapping. Further proof that I am a DFH – swamp yankee subsp. [n.b. – some of the photos below, rather than embiggening when clicked as is our normal practice, will instead link to the main Flickr photo page so you can see attached notes.]
Sarracenia unknown’s hood (maybe Tarnok?)
A side (yard) note – the cherries are ready and the new growth bamboo is leafing out.
One of my favorite group of carnivorous plants is the epiphytic Utricularia – the section Orchidioides. I have three specimens (still looking for the elusive jamesoniana – if you have any, I have a large division of humboldtii to trade). It struck me the other morning what a nice gradation of shape one sees in the leaves of my three:
U. humboldtii – a pretty fan.
U. reniformis – the fan is wide open!
U. nelumbifolia – the edges meet.
(In fact, some nelumbifolia leaves resemble reniformis – see this picture from sarracenia.com.)
And nelumbifolia’s eponym, Nelumbo ‘Chawan Basu’.
All of the carnivores are loving the summer sun. My Brocchinia reducta are yellowing up nicely
and the Sarracenia alata are making lots of fresh new pitchers.