The Pitcher Plant Project - June 2016

Hello there, nice to see you again. Oh my. It has been a while, hasn’t it? I hope you’re all doing well! I was taking some time off from blogging here, but hope to update this blog more often. Ever since the move up to Oregon, there has been no shortage of activity and I’ve been keeping quite busy. Repotting, cleaning, dividing, building, sorting. Non. Stop. What is really cool is that the plants are finally growing in full force!  This is such a welcome sight to see, especially after one helluva winter. (See previous post.) I mean, back in California – I was doing pollinations as early as January. My first flower this year was in June. (Again, one helluva winter that set this growing season back a month or so.)

For now, here’s a snapshot of how the plants are coming along. There’s still plenty of work to do. As you can see, a few tables have been built and about half the collection has been cleaned/ repotted. A few more tables are going to be built, and the other half of the collection will eventually be repotted. 🙂

It is such an incredible feeling to be able to grow plants right in the backyard. Definitely something that I cherish and do not take for granted. For the first time in a very very long time, I feel like things are aligning and I can finally grow properly. The simple joy of just being able to walk out there and to watch the plants do their thing – fantastically beautiful.

So hey – thanks again for checking in! I’m alive, doing well, and the crops be growing quite splendidly up here. So stay tuned, more updates to come!

Happy Growing!

12 responses to “Hello!

  1. Good to see you are back, this year I really wanted to try some new kinds of pitcher plants but a setback in my income has prevented me from buying some of the Sarracenias that I see in your blog and on other sites but before the year is over I will have a couple or few of them, so many choices!!

    • Hi Tim! Yes, I have been focusing on getting everything back in order and took a much needed break from blogging. Now that I’m closer to the plants, it will be easier to sort and have some available. There’s so many different types now and each year it gets even more extensive. I can’t even keep up with what’s out there now! 🙂

  2. Hey Rob good to see you out and about again. last year wa a real bust for me because of Nancy’s illness. I think my fingers are getting ready to fall off, Now jest to find enough pepped to lower the amount of plants that I have. love to you and your family

  3. Good to see you back again with your beautiful plants 🙂

    • Thank you Yuri! It’s great to be back with the plants. It has been years and I am looking forward to seeing where it goes from here. Hope you’ve been well my friend! 🙂

  4. Awesome to hear from you Rob, and very pleased to hear the plants have settled in. They’re looking great! Good luck with the remaining cleaning / repotting / building ?

    • Hey Tom! They are settling in great! Next year should be a great year. I’m really happy to see the plants finally having decent meals – something that some of these plants never had in their lifetime from being in a greenhouse. Yes, lots of cleaning/repotting/building but it’s all fun! Hard work. But fun! 🙂

  5. Yay for Rob! I understand the endless checklist of work. Focus on one thing a day and knock it out. It is what I have to do in order to stay the course. Hope to see you soon.


  6. good to see you’ve settled in and are getting things sorted out now and back growing the plants in a better enviroment

    • Hello sir! Thank you so much. Good to hear from you! Things are settling in and this year will be all about getting some structure back to the collection. I’m looking forward to seeing where things will go from here!

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