|A partially buried Venus flytrap|
On a happier note, the first pitcher in my bog opened about a week ago, a Sarracenia oreophila 'Sand Mountain' (the same one that toppled in the storm). It looks like another week or so before any other of my plants will open up. Gladly though, my venus flytraps from an earlier post just opened their first traps of the season and are sending up flower buds (I know this is controversial, I'll post about it later).
|The first opened pitcher in the bog, Sarracenia oreophila 'Sand Mountain'|
|A newly opened Venus flytrap trap with a small bud visible in the center|
Flowers are also starting to open up! An S. flava bud is being, lets call it "reluctant." It's about to open up, but it still hasn't turned over yet. I had to stake it up for fear that its own sheer weight would brake the stem. I'll see how that works out, it doesn't really look too good. Anyway one other plant, and unknown Sarr. hybrid opened up completely and marks the first opening of a flower. Sadly though it's not in my bog and is being sold off to a friend, with part of the proceeds going to the ICPS.
|A reluctant S. flava bud|
|The first Sarracenia flower|
|A huge Darlingtonia pitcher, can't wait to see it puffed up|