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A Visit: Oudean’s Willow Creek and Courting Frogs Nursery

I recently returned from a family vacation up in Seattle, WA. I love it up there! While I was up there, I had the privilege of visiting my friends Karen Oudean (Oudean’s Willow Creek Nursery) and Jerry Addington (Courting Frogs Nursery.) While at Jerry’s I had the grand pleasure of meeting Pheadra Dunko and Kinjie Coe. It was great meeting you both! (Brie – sorry I just missed you! Next trip!) I put a short video of clips from each place together above. Hope you enjoy it. Below are slide shows from each nursery, and a few highlight photos from each visit.

Karen and Jerry – Thank you as always for your kindness and hospitality!


Oudean’s Willow Creek Nursery – View Fullscreen


Courting Frogs Nursery – View Fullscreen

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Oudean's Willow Creek NurseryOudean’s Willow Creek Nursery

Oudean's Willow Creek Nursery
Oudean’s Willow Creek Nursery

Oudean's Willow Creek NurseryOudean’s Willow Creek Nursery

Oudean's Willow Creek Nursery
Oudean’s Willow Creek Nursery

Oudean's Willow Creek Nursery
Oudean’s Willow Creek Nursery

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Courting Frogs Nursery
Courting Frogs Nursery

Courting Frogs Nursery
Courting Frogs Nursery

Courting Frogs Nursery
Courting Frogs Nursery

Courting Frogs Nursery
Courting Frogs Nursery

Courting Frogs Nursery
Jerry, The Carnie Godfather
Courting Frogs Nursery
(Left to Right: Me, Kinjie, Jerry, Phaedra)

Sarracenia leucophylla “Juju Lips” x flava “Widemouth”

Sarracenia leucophylla "Juju Lips" x flava "Widemouth"

This was a cross I did back in 2010 using Sarracenia leucophylla “Juju Lips” as the pod parent and Sarracenia flava “Widemouth” as the pollen parent.  S. leucophylla “Juju Lips” was a term coined by Jacob Farin of Sarracenia Northwest. It’s Hawaiian slang for “big lips.” This leucophylla has a nice little spout action that gives it a proportionately larger looking lip when compared to the rest of the pitcher. Sarracenia flava “Widemouth” also has a larger than average “spout” in proportion to the pitcher structure. I wanted to combine both of these characteristics in this cross and my goal was to come up with a moorei (a S. flava/leucophylla cross) with a wide dipping spout. Below are a couple youngsters. They’re still young and there are slight hints expressed in the plants of what I was targeting. It is my hope that the wide/deep lipped characteristic is expressed more as they mature. So far, I kind of like what I am seeing.

Sarracenia leucophylla "Juju Lips" x flava "Widemouth"Sarracenia leucophylla “Juju Lips” x flava “Widemouth”

Sarracenia flava "Widemouth" x leucophylla - "Juju Lips"Sarracenia leucophylla “Juju Lips” x flava “Widemouth”

BACPS Show and Sale – 15 Jun 2013

This last weekend I had a chance to attend the 2013 BACPS (Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society) Show and Sale. Saw lots of amazing plants as well as fellow enthusiasts who have become great friends throughout the years. It was also great to connect with a few new people that I’ve been in touch with online and now finally had a chance to meet in person. I got the impression that they thought I was stranger in the flesh. Yeah, I probably am.

Here’s a few photos from the day! (You can also view on Flickr.)

As an added bonus, here’s some video from the day too! I figured this was a great opportunity to *finally* start a Youtube channel and give this video blogging thing a shot. It’s kinda rough, but it’s a start. Dahlia came along and gave me some help and encouragement to shoot around a little bit. She started her channel as well! If you want to check out some mixed media art, visit her channel: Makita Studio! It’s something a bit out of my comfort zone as I’d rather be behind a camera. Not in front of one. Anyway, We’ll see how this Youtube thing goes. Mosey on over and check out my Pitcher Plant Project channel! Leave comments below on what you’d like to see and I just *may* upload a few more vids… :)

Since Jeremiah was in town and wanted to check out local collections, I was glad to have him, Fernando Rivadavia, and D’Aryt Jov Fränk over at my spot the following day. I was just one of his many stops here in the SF Bay Area. Jeremiah is a legendary grower and runs the Colorado Carnivorous Plant Society. He also partners with Leilani Nepenthes in an effort to make some beautiful and high quality plants available.

Jeremiah and DJ: An honor and a pleasure to have been able to meet you! Thank you for coming by and gracing the greenhouse with your presence.
Fernando: Keep weeding. :)

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An amazing weekend full of impressive plants and great company. I’m glad to be part of such a great community of incredible and talented individuals. I certainly wouldn’t be able to make it this far without them. Happy growing everyone!

Asylum

GreenhouseGreetings from the Asylum.

Friday Flower Buds & Fresh Foliage

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a few shots of Friday flower buds & fresh foliage to kick off the weekend. Enjoy!

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Sarracenia alata - Covington Co., AL
Sarracenia alata – Covington Co. AL

Sarracenia leucophylla "Juju Lips"
Sarracenia leucophylla “Juju Lips”

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnok'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Tarnok’

Sarracenia cuprea  - MW Best Clone
Sarracenia flava var. cuprea – MW Best Clone

Sarracenia mitchelliana, AF clone
Sarracenia mitchelliana, anthocyanin free clone

Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., FL
Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL

Sarracenia (leucophylla x oreophila) - Oudean Clone x 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia (leucophylla x oreophila) Oudean Clone x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia flava var. ornata - Bulloch Co., GA  x Oreophila -Alabama
Sarracenia flava var. ornata – Bulloch Co., GA x oreophila – AL
Cross by Mike Wang

Sarracenia 'Schnell's Ghost' x 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia ‘Schnell’s Ghost’ x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia "Tapestry Sister" x (flava x willsii) Triffid Park Clone
Sarracenia “Tapestry Sister” x (flava x willisii – Triffid Park Clone)

Sarracenia 'Godzuki' x (rubra x oreophila) x flava v. rugelli
Sarracenia ‘Godzuki’ x ((rubra x oreophila) x flava var. rugelii)

Sarracenia oreophila
Sarracenia oreophila

Sarracenia leucophylla, Anthocyanin Free CloneSarracenia leucophylla – anthocyanin free clone