Sarracenia flava

Sarracenia flava

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Blog is on Facebook

My blog is now on Facebook, and I invite all of you to become a fan of the page. Thanks!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

50 Venus Flytraps

Today I got 50, thats right, 50 Venus Flytraps in from Meadowview Biological Research Station. They were in great condition, and I strongly advise you to check out their website.  I also received two Drosera rotundifolia, two D. intermedia, and two D. filiformis.  All these plants got in the bog today, pictures follow.
Plants straight from Meadowview

My Venus Flytraps

See all the little green blobs? The Flyraps look pretty happy!
Though they look small now, they should get pretty large in the spring and I hope to see flower stalks on them. Fingers crossed.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pictures from the Greenhouse

I thought I might show you guys a few of my greenhouse pics.. Enjoy!
Pinguicula moranensis

Pinguicula moctezuma

Nepenthes eymae

Drosera multifida extrema

Drosera scorpioides 

Drosera burmannii

Pinguicula moranensis

Sunday, February 13, 2011


It has seemed you have stumbled upon my blog, I am not sure what this will turn into, or even how to write a good blog, so bear with me.
For starters this blog is about how I grow carnivorous plants in northern IL in both my outdoor bog and my greenhouse. I have been growing carnivorous plants since I was 6 years old with a very sad little venus fly trap. Now my modest collection has about 50 plants divided up around 30 different species of both indoor and outdoor species. I am starting this blog in winter so in the beginning there won't be too many pictures but I will try to post once a week or so.  Currently my bog is in complete dormancy and has only been alive for one season and I am not even sure if it will survive this winter, we'll see how that goes.