A Visit to Jerry’s – June 2015

Earlier this month my carni-bro Kinjie and I had the pleasure of visiting Jerry Addington. (Ron, great seeing you too!) It is always an honor and a joy spending time with Jerry. No matter how much time I spend there –  I simply can not comprehend the amount of botanical beauty and badassery that is present. I won’t even try to describe it – so hope you enjoy a few photos from this visit!

Highlight photo reel in the post below, full photo set in the slideshow. Check out the full Screen slideshow here.) Enjoy!

And Jerry – as always, thank you for your generosity and kindness. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and to so many others. You’re awesome man.

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(Full Screen slideshow here.)
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Addington June 2015Jerry. And that shirt tho.

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Addington June 2015 5:37 AM at Jerry’s. Beauty.

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Addington June 2015-216Ugh. I just love this leuco! Short stubby lid, and it’s pubescent!

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Addington June 2015-287 This one is for you, Jenn.

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Addington June 2015-344Sarracenia on the road – Mt. Shasta in the back ground!

Addington June 2015Had to share this shot. On the road back home, we were in Shasta County somewhere. It was 107°F and the sky was falling.

Addington June 2015 #SelfiesWithJerry!

Seedling Fray

Things in The Asylum are still moving along. One area of the greenhouse that I am constantly battling is this mess. I’ve jokingly been saying the seedlings are in “self culling mode.” (Well, maybe I am not so joking about it.) I say this because the strongest continue to grow out while the weak ones just seem to self-compost.

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There are so many young plants in this pile o’ foliage that have some great potential. Here are just a few from the fray that I’m feelin’. So many more gems in this mess. Stay tuned as those will be included in future updates.
Sarracenia (rubra spp. jonesii AF x minor var. okefenokeensis) x 'Scarlett Belle'Sarracenia (rubra spp. jonesii AF x minor var. okefenokeensis) x ‘Scarlett Belle’
Cross by Jerry Addington

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone F x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F x ‘Adrian Slack’
Cross by Co

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone F x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F x ‘Adrian Slack’
Cross by Co

Sarracenia "Blood Moon" x ('Leah Wilkerson' x 'Wilkerson's Red')Sarracenia “Blood Moon” x (‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Wilkerson’s Red’)
Cross by Brooks Garcia

Sarracenia moorei "John David King" x (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. cuprea)Sarracenia moorei “John David King” x (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. cuprea)
Cross by Cédric Azais

Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. cuprea) x moorei "Timothy King"Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. cuprea) x moorei “Timothy King”
Cross by Cédric Azais

Sarracenia 'Jessica' x (leucophylla "red" x purpurea heterophylla #1)Sarracenia ‘Jessica’ x (leucophylla “red” x purpurea heterophylla #1)
Cross by Jerry Addington

Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. rubricorpora) x 'Alucard' "Prince of Darkness"Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x ‘Alucard’ “Prince of Darkness”
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Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., clone A x B - OP Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., clones A x B x ? It’s one of those lost label pollinations. (ARGH!)

Sarracenia leucophylla AF x flava 'Suspicion'Sarracenia “Big catesbaei” x “Pride” – Two diffrent siblings.
Cross by Jerry Addington

Sarracenia leucophylla “Burgundy” x flava var. maxima

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Cross by James Soe Nuyn
Quite the lovely color palette on this plant. Great work, James!

Garden of Coe – 16 May 2015

Back on 16 May 2015, I had the pleasure of visiting my bro Kinjie’s garden. This visit was quite the whirlwind weekend in the Pacific North West (PNW.) I managed to see both Kinjie as well as my friend, Derek in a time span of about 24 hours before heading back to the SF Bay Area. This mos’ def was not enough time! Kinjie has a brilliant collection of Sarracenia and I’m honored to have been able to witness his garden in person. (Kinjie, Allison and Siri – thanks for having me over!)

Hope you enjoy a few of these photos from the Garden of Coe!


Garden of Coe – 16 May 2015 – view in full screen.

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Coe 16 May 2015A man and his plants.

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Sarracenia “Chaos”

Many of the Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ crosses by Dr. Travis H. Wyman have just turned out fantastic and it has been a joy to watch the plants mature from seed over the years. The parent plant, Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ was created by Phil Faulisi, and breeding lines involving Phil’s prodigious reptile have yielded quite fascinating results. I can only imagine where these breeding lines will take us in the coming years. One plant that really catches my eye year after year is Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – clone #15. This plant sends up a beautiful disorderly mass of pitchers with the strong angular influence from Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose.’ This gives the plant a chaotic appearance, hence my (currently working/unofficial) name, Sarracenia “Chaos.” As the season progresses, the coloration will darken and turn to a deep red.

Sarracenia "Chaos"Sarracenia “Chaos”
Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia "Chaos"Sarracenia “Chaos”
Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

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Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

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Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

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Detail of chaotic nectar roll.
Parentage: Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava var. rubricorpora x leucophylla) – Clone 15
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Flies!

Growing in a greenhouse has some advantages and disadvantages. One thing that I miss about growing outdoors is that my plants don’t feast on bugs as much compared to when I was growing outdoors. Now – I do leave my vents open, and insects do manage to find their way in. So my plants do eat — a little bit. I will be playing around this season with fertilizer as a supplement (like MaxSea…) but in the meantime I wanted to try something else this year. I thought it would be fun to let the plants do what they were meant to do. Catch their own food! A huge special shout out to Scott Creary, Entomologist of IPM Labs (http://ipmlabs.com), as well as Ryan Georgia of Native Exotics (http://nativeexoticsonline.com/) for introducing us. Thanks guys! I had contacted Scott and purchased about 10k fly pupae. Yeah. Ten. Thousand. Fly. Pupae. Yummy! A nice little box arrived and this is what was inside:

Fly pupae10,000 fly pupae. In a beautiful green mesh bag. Brilliant presentation! :)

Fly pupaeOMG!!!

Fly pupaeI just placed the pupae on small trays all around the greenhouse and over the course of the week, they eventually emerged. And eventually got eaten. I only go to the greenhouse a couple times a week, so I wasn’t there to witness the flies emerge. Yes, I did notice more flies in the greenhouse, however I knew plants were doing their job as I would find scenes like the below at a much greater frequency that what I am normally used to seeing.

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First victim that I saw. Resistance is futile.

Flies!Later that week, I noticed early on that the plants were starting to catch prey.
(Reflected as the darker areas in the pitcher base above.)

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…And, the Sarracenia were not the only ones having all the fun! The other carnivores were also having some fun too. More traps triggered on the Dionaeas, a few stuck to the Drosophyllum, and the Drosera were also having fun!

Flies!
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Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia oreophila x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’ – one of my crosses from a few years ago. This year I finally got a chance to put each clone in a separate pot to keep track of them easier. I’ll eventually figure out a naming convention, but wanted to share this one for now. More photos to follow of the others later on. This particular plant has a beautiful red throat splotch contrasting against a white pitcher top. Hawt!