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July 27, 2006

Even More Flytraps!!!

Filed under: Acquisitions — Andrew Kimoto @ 6:49 am

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 25, 2006

More Flytraps!

Filed under: Acquisitions — Andrew Kimoto @ 1:52 pm

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 ‘Alba’ is blooming

Filed under: Flowers — Andrew Kimoto @ 10:23 am

My Drosera capensis ‘Typical’ have bloomed numerous times over the last year, but this is the first time that my alba is blooming.  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.  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

Nepenthes Rescue Part II

Filed under: Acquisitions,Rescues — Andrew Kimoto @ 10:18 am

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

Arrggh! More Aphids!

Filed under: Pests — Andrew Kimoto @ 10:21 am

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.  Needless to say, I sprayed them with Orthenex right away this time since I already had some on hand.  We’ll see how it works out.

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