Carnivorous Weekend – 1 of 2: Garden of Wang

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.

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Visitor

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.

Hummingbird

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Leucophylla Love

A few Sarracenia leucophylla mugshots to kick this weekend off!

Sarracenia leucophylla – GA TAHBWG Clone

Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’- Clone A

Sarracenia leucophylla HCW – Fukada Clone

Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F

Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x leucophylla “Mesa Exotics”
Cross by Phil Faulisi

Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’
Weirdo.

Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., FL - Clone A x B

Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL – Clone A x B
Cross by Wes Buckner


Sarracenia unknown hybrid x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia unknown complex hybrid x ‘Adrian Slack’
Love the pink and white colors going at it in the upper portion of these pitchers.
Plant bred/received from private grower

Weekend Assortment

Just a random spattering of Sarracenia snapshots for your weekend. Enjoy!

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x leucophylla "Pale" 8Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x leucophylla “Pale” – clone 8
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia purpurea "Smurf"Sarracenia purpurea “Smurf”
Weirdo.

Sarracenia purpurea "Smurf"Sarracenia purpurea “Smurf”
You know I like them freaky.

Sarracenia "Blood Moon"Sarracenia “Blood Moon”
Parentage: Sarracenia “Wilkerson’s Red Rocket” x flava var. rubricorpora

Sarracenia 'Mesa Exotics'Sarracenia ‘Mesa Exotics’
Cross by Phil Faulisi

Sarracenia "Goliath"Sarracenia “Goliath” – Cross by Dean Cook
Parentage: Sarracenia (lecuophylla x oreophila) x courtii

Sarracenia "Goliath"Sarracenia “Goliath” – Cross by Dean Cook
Parentage: Sarracenia (lecuophylla x oreophila) x courtii

Sarracenia "Green Hornet"Sarracenia “Green Hornet”
From Wes Buckner, who got it from Brooks Garcia. Thank you, gents!

 

Glowing Nepenthes: “Sabre” and “Song of Melancholy”

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.

You can see some of my other posts here: Nepenthes: In Different Light, Red Queen Glows Blue, Nepenthes robcantleyi in 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. 🙂

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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.

Sarracenia mitchelliana AF

Sarracenia mitchelliana AFSarracenia mitchelliana AF, a seed grown plant of my own crossing.
New pitcher seems to glow against the older pitchers of the season.