Sarracenia flava

Sarracenia flava

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

To buy, or not to buy.

That is the question. As spring approaches many of the major carnivorous plant nurseries release their plants that are about to come out of dormancy. New cultivars, plants not yet registered with the ICPS, and rare temperate plants are sold which brings me to the unfortunate dilemma of whether to buy or not to buy. Unfortunately, I have not been growing Sarracenia long enough to make my own hybrids so buying is my only option, but with a limited budget deciding what to buy is a becomes a long search for the best deals and plants.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oh Shi*

This sucks, bad. I got home from school today, and I opened up my bog (its covered with plywood in the winter to keep it warm) and noticed steam coming out from it.  I felt the water, and it was over 80 degrees! It is currently 37 here, and I had put a pond heater in the pond to keep it warm in the winter, but its only supposed to get as high as 40. Gladly none of the plants are harmed (I hope), and I spent a while draining the pond and refilling it with cold water. I hope that the plants don't come out of dormancy too soon.