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Collection Surfing: Day 1 of 3

Hey everyone out there in the interwebs! Hope you’ve been well! Miss you all. It’s been a couple weeks since my last update, but oh boy… do I have some updates coming up. Thanks for being patient with me and thank you for still checking in on my blog. You’re awesome.

So last week my brotha’ from another mutha’ – Kinjie Coe, came down to visit for the weekend. For those of you who don’t know, Kinjie hails from Portland, OR and is an absolutely friquin’ brilliant carnivorous plant grower. We had a marvelous time connecting and spending time with local growers. (Allison and Siri, thank you for letting Kinjie visit and get his super-carnivorous-plant-nerd-out on with the rest of us!)

I’ll be posting a few snapshots from each day of his visit in the upcoming blog posts. I’ve actually never had *this much* carnivorous plant collection surfing crammed into one weekend. Yeah. It was glorious.

Day one – Friday 10 Apr 2015. We cruised on over to visit the legend – Phil Faulisi. Phil needs no introduction and he is one badass breeder and grower. Phil – thank you so much for everything bro. Always good to kick it with you and many thanks for your hospitality and generosity. (BACON!)

Without further ado – slideshow photos from the master’s garden as well as a few photos in the highlight reel below!

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CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015Plant life. Ain’t nothin’ but a G(ardener) thang.

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015Tools of the artist.

Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015-97

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015The beast. Sarracenia “Saurus”

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015

CP Collection Surfing - Phil Faulisi - 10 Apr 2015Whatta bunch ah crazies all up in this joint. We be getting that Sarracenia high.

Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’

Here’s a really striking cross that was done by Mike Wang. There’s a few beauties that resulted from this crossing such as Mike’s select clone S. “Elaine Wang.” I’ll post a few more photos of the siblings of the below plant once their pitchers are open. This particular one started the season off with a bang! Great work, Mike!

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' x 'Judith Hindle'Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' x 'Judith Hindle'Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’

Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' x 'Judith Hindle'Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ x ‘Judith Hindle’

Sarracenia flava var. ornata – Bulloch Co., GA

Sarracenia flava - Bulloch Co., GASarracenia flava var. ornata – Bulloch Co., GA
A couple of recently opened pitchers from this stylish S. flava. The veins make this plant appear as if it is sporting some pin stripes! Those veins also will get darker as the season progresses.

Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x ‘Adrian Slack’

A young plant from a cross I did some years ago. Not of blooming age yet. The mother/pod parent plant – Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) – is a fantastic red moorei bred by Phil Faulisi. There are some interesting variations going on with the siblings, and I’ll post some photos later on in the season. For now here’s one of the larger plants from the bunch. There’s some great coloration going on right now with this one.

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Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. rubricorpora) x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. rubricorpora) x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia “Green Monster” x alata f. viridescens

Last year there was this one cross I almost forgot about until I stumbled upon it during clean up. Yeah! I just love it when that happens! It was S. “Green Monster” x alata f. viridescens (the anthocyanin free form of S. alata). You can see last year’s pitchers in this post. This year a little bit more character can be seen in the plant. I really like how it has been developing. I enjoy how the windows from S. “Green Monster” are combined with the bulbous shape in the upper portion of the pitcher thanks to the S. alata f. viridescens influence. It is still not of blooming age yet; perhaps it will be next year or the year after. This particular plant is one of the larger ones from the litter. The other siblings look similar and are a little smaller. I’m grading those babies out and hoping for some nice surprises from the batch! :)

Sarracenia "Green Monster" x alata AFSarracenia “Green Monster” x alata AF

Sarracenia "Green Monster" x alata AFSarracenia “Green Monster” x alata AF