I need to stop going to Orchard Supply. I was there yesterday buying some paint and ended up in front of the flytrap display again. Needless to say, a couple more flytraps came home with me. I’m starting to think about setting up a VFT only minibog at some point during winter dormancy.
July 27, 2006
July 25, 2006
Okay, I couldn’t help myself. I was at Orchard Suppy Hardware the other day and saw the display of flytraps. Two new flytraps came home with me.
Since I had some problems with transplant shock when moving some of my existing Dionaea to the minibog, I have decided to grow these by the tray at method at least until they are going through dormancy. I may transfer them to the bog at that point.
July 23, 2006
My Drosera capensis ‘Typical’ have bloomed numerous times over the last year, but this is the first time that my alba is blooming.Â I was going to take some pictures of the flowers, since 4-5 flowers bloomed at once, but we had a 102 degree day (very hot for my town near the coast in the San Francisco bay area) and the flowers wilted.Â I will try to get some pictures once I have some more flowers blooming.
It will be interesting to see if I start getting baby albas popping up all over my minibog!
July 20, 2006
In a previous entry I mentioned that I had purchased an unknown Nepenthes from Lowe’s. At the time of my posting, it was just starting to pitcher. It now has 4 fully mature, and several more on the way.
When the first pitcher fully developed, it appeared to be a standard N. ventricosa. However, the later pitchers have a slightly ruffled peristome, so it must be some kind of hybrid. I have heard that the peristome characteristics of young plants are not fully expressed, so I might have to wait a little while longer before I can attempt an ID.
July 18, 2006
Although the Orthenex that I applied to one of my Dionaea got rid of the aphids on that one plant, now I have aphids on several other Dionaea.Â Needless to say, I sprayed them with Orthenex right away this time since I already had some on hand.Â We’ll see how it works out.