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Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’

Here are a few various Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’ siblings from a cross I did back in 2009. I am so loving the variations among these babies!

Sarracenia oreophila x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2009 cross

Sarracenia oreophila x 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2009 cross

Sarracenia oreophila x 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2009 cross

Sarracenia oreophila x 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2009 cross

Sarracenia oreophila x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia oreophila x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2009 cross

Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2011 Cross

I recently came across a pot of S. ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ seedlings while rummaging through seemingly endless pots of seedlings to repot – and this one seedling really caught my eye. The cross was done by Brooks Garcia in 2011 and I started to germinate the seeds in 2012. The seedling below is 2 years old and time will tell what it will be like a few years from now.

It’s the same parentage as the plant that I’m calling S. “Legacy” – however the S. “Legacy” cross was done by Brooks a little earlier (in 2008.) This other batch of S. ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ has some promising seedlings, but this one that I separated out looks to hold some nice potential. It’s throat marking marking and pale top remind me of S. “Legacy”, only this plant has a nice contrasting deep red/black border around the lid, nectar roll, and down the central midrib. It’s one plant I’ll be keeping my eye on. As always, great work, Brooks!

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Adrian Slack' 2011 - Brooks Garcia
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2011 Cross by Brooks Garcia

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Adrian Slack' 2011 - Brooks Garcia
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2011 Cross by Brooks Garcia

Sarracenia 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Adrian Slack' 2011 - Brooks Garcia
Sarracenia ‘Leah Wilkerson’ x ‘Adrian Slack’ – 2011 Cross by Brooks Garcia

Sarracenia “Green Monster” x alata AF

Hey everyone! Hope you’ve been well. The past couple of months have been quite eventful, but rest assured that things in The Asylum are still pretty busy! I’m working on re-potting seedlings that have been in community pots and I’m finding some fascinating things within those pots.

One of the recent discoveries was a pot of S. “Green Monster” x alata AF that I had almost forgotten about. You know, outta sight, outta mind… Well, it was pretty nice finding that stash. One of the seedlings from this cross are photographed below. It’s still pretty young but showing some potential…

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

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

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

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

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I know it doesn’t look like much, but below is a new table I recently put together that I’m slowly filling up with seedlings. So far, it’s all  antho free but it will be a mix of cool stuff. The seedlings look all scattered and messed up, but they’ll look a little better once they establish themselves and put up some new pitchers. I’m really anticipating some cool plants. At the moment, I’m actually building a 2nd table. Never ending Sarracenia expansion!

AF Seedlings
New seedling table slowly filling up!

Nepenthes: They Live!

Nepenthes. Yes, they live!

A few months ago, we had a relatively nasty cold snap (hey, cold for us at least) that the Nepenthes didn’t appreciate very much.  I think it got down to the mid 30’s or something. I had the Nepenthes growing out in the unheated greenhouse with no protection like this.

With lack of a better plan, I moved them to the corner of the greenhouse and just threw overwintering film on them. For the past few months, there they stayed. I didn’t pay much attention to them as they were kind of depressing to look at. Crispy brown all over the place. Not good. Dahlia or I would water them every now and then by lifting up the overwintering film and just aimlessly hosing everything down. I had my fingers crossed hoping I would get something that would survive. And survive they did!

I wanted to do a better job this year. If I left that monster dome up, the plants would of had better protection. But nooooo, I was ambitious and brought that house down in December (DECEMBER!) of all  months. Geez. Hey, that dome took up 3 tables worth of space! I didn’t need anything that big. So my plan for this year was to provide them better shelter that didn’t take up a footprint of 20′ x 15′. That’s too much and I need that space for Sarracenia.

 

So, I picked up a sweet 6 x 8 greenhouse find on Craigslist and that would be the new Nepenthes house. (Thanks Steve!) This is a great size. It doesn’t take up a lot of room, and come winter I can insulate the small greenhouse with greenhouse bubble wrap, or something of that nature. This should keep it a little warmer and offer a little more protection from the cold. I had my eldest son Josiah help me put the greenhouse together. It reminded me of when I put my first greenhouse together with my grandfather when I was about Josiah’s age.

This last week I spent some time cleaning the Nepenthes up and moving them into their new home. The photo below is very depressing. I had thought this plant was a goner for sure! If you look closely, a few months under the overwinter film proved helpful. There’s a couple basal shoots in there!! Yeah!!

Nepenthes reloadedThe Nepenthes took a beating from the cold a few months back…

I know, that’s just nasty up there. Fortunately after trimming all the dead crap off, I found signs of life! YEAH!

Nepenthes reloadedThe Nepenthes lives! Yes. Yesss… YEAASS!!

Nepenthes densiflora x truncata-1-3I did have a lot of losses though and I’m still mourning those plants. As my friend Kinjie told me regarding these plants, “Hey, you gotta learn somehow!” Yes, true, but losing plants is a sucky way to learn! To the left is a Nepenthes densiflora x truncata. You can see some of the cold damage that this baby took. The center of the plant is still alive and there are new growpoints forming where the cold turned the main growpoint into mush. In any event, I’m so very glad that many of the plants survived. Some of the surprises that I found under that overwinter film provided some great comfort, hope, and solace.

 

Nepenthes HouseNepenthes cleaned up and just moved in!

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They have survived.

Nepenthes spectabilis x singalana
Nepenthes spectabilis x singalana

Nepenthes peltata
Nepenthes peltata – new foliage looking good.


Nepenthes spectabilis


Nepenthes boschiana x densiflora – new pitcher forming.


Nepenthes “Dormouse”


A very pleasant surprise – pitchers on Nepenthes jamban!


Nepenthes tiveyi – “Red Queen”


Nepenthes Poi Dog – Maxima Hybrid


Last year’s cuttings with new growth!


Nepenthes ventricosa x tiveyi – new pitcher just opening.

Sarracenia catesbaei x flava

Sarracenia catesbaei x flava
Sarracenia catesbaei x flava
Cross by Jerry Addington