Carnivorous collection hopping weekend – part 2 of 2.
After visiting Mike’s garden filled with blinding leucos, we drove down to meet our buddy Calen over at Phil’s spot. That is right – the grand finale in last week’s serendipitous Sarracenia soiree takes us to the garden of Faulisi. Phil Faulisi. The man. The legend. Oh boy, and the plants? All I could say about that awesomeness was THIS. Click that link. Then play after every photo.
Phil – thanks so much as always for your hospitality. Always a pleasure to hang out and nerd out over plants!
Full screen slideshow with ALL the photos from the marvelous day – over here.
Phil and his GIANT minor.
Quick! Everyone touch the flava!
Here’s the Dir-tay Mon-kay. Named after Truh-ay-ay. Haaaaaay.
A sibling to Sarracenia “Megamouth” not as large but what a beauty.
Wow. This this is so badass.
Easily able to swallow an iPhone.
Sarracenia “Stubbs” looking quite nice this time of year.
Livin’ on the edge. Not for long though.
I think it ate a bird.
Dried pitchers of the mighty Sarracenia “Saurus” still towering over the rest of the plants.
A pitcher in the midst of phyllodia.
A beautiful Jerry Addington hybrid that’s doing excellent here!
Mmm… Hawt lips. Sarracenia “Hot Lips” that is.
Straight up bling!
I really enjoy all the windows. It almost reminds me of a stained glass cathedral… of insect death.
Dude. These pitchers are as wide as your face.
A really nice squat and chunky looking pitcher.
This mantis devoured the fly with a quickness.
Phil’s new BFF.
This is one amazing S. mitchelliana.
WTF is this thing?! A stick insect?!?! What?!
Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’
Sarracenia ‘Hummer’s Okee Classic’ – with future meal.
Sarracenia ‘Royal Ruby’
Calen and the “pretty (Mega)mouf.”
Squad + Sarracenia.
Squad after getting high off of Sarracenia. We cray.
Last weekend was one beautiful carnivorous plant filled weekend. For my first stop, I had the honor of visiting my good friend, The Wang. Mike Wang. Totes awesome and epic and leucos blingin’ and leucos bangin’ and I won’t even try to describe it and so yeah. Enjoy the slide show and a few highlight clips below! (Thanks again, Mike!)
Sarracenia of Wang – 27 Sep 2015. Full screen slideshow here.
Hey all! Yo, it has been a while. I’m still around – work has just been a bit busy as of late, but the plants have been there to keep me sane. Just wanted to share a few photos of a visitor that I normally get around this time of year. And don’t mind the dead pitchers – it’s that season for me where everything is starting to burn out. (Ugh, already thinking about all that trimming…)
I see this lil’ homie checking out mostly Sarracenia leucophylla and leucophylla hybrids. Anyone else notice this when hummingbirds visit? What Sarracenia are they attracted to? In any event, it is always nice to enjoy the plants with the company of my fine feathered friend.
Carnivorous plants are badass. Beauty, seduction (um, yeah that’s a NSFW link), devious trapping prowess… acoustic echo location skills, and even glow in the dark skills just to name a few – they never cease to amaze. Heck, carnivorous plant skills even rival THIS DUDE’S impressive list of skills. Anyway, ever since I saw this in Nat Geo, I’ve been inspired to shoot around with these plants in 254nm UV light.
Recently, the amazing Paul Barden sent over a few more beautiful botanical gems (THANK YOU PAUL!!) and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of putting them under some black light and getting a long exposure going. Now, this isn’t your typical black light I’m using. These photos are shot using a specific 254nm wavelength UV light as I’ve referenced in my other posts above.
Check these beauties out! You can mouse over the image to see them in natural light.
Nepenthes “Sabre” under 254nm UV Light.
144 second exposure, f 5.0, 50mm. Mouse over to see the plant in normal light.
Nepenthes “Sabre” under 254nm UV Light.
116 second exposure, f 5.0, 50mm. Mouse over to see the plant in normal light.
Nepenthes “Song of Melancholy under 254nm UV Light.
24 second exposure, f 6.3, 50mm. Mouse over to see the plant in normal light.
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