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Awake Early

Happy Monday all! Most of the plants in the greenhouse are alseep, but there are a couple that are awake. I mean… like dude, sent up pitchers and ready for business! It’s been a funky year last year so things are adjusting in a weird way. I guess. I would gather that the greenhouse environment also contributes to the early risers photographed below. Both are crosses that I’ve done in years past.

Sarracenia (leucophylla x oreophila) x purpurea ssp. venosaSarracenia (leucophylla x oreophila, Oudean Clone) x purpurea ssp. venosa

Sarracenia 'Love Bug' x flava v. rubricorporaSarracenia ‘Love Bug’ x flava v. rubricorpora

Still Decent

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, I know. Things have been good, but pretty busy as of late. I was out doing some work in the greenhouse yesterday and wanted to share photos of some plants that still had some decent looking foliage. During winter, I tend to start to focus on growing other plants now that the Sarracenia are pretty much asleep. I’ll start to focus on things like Nepenthes, Cephalotus, maybe some Drosera as well. And now I’m toying a little bit with Heliamphora. (Like, OMG, Heli’s are SO RAD!) You already know I’ll be updating the blog with photos of these other plants throughout the winter. Hey, you know I gotta keep growing.

Anyway, back to the Sarracenia… I find the crispy old foliage makes for an interesting juxtaposition in the photo. I’ll be going through slicing the old foliage down soon. For now, enjoy a few of the photos!

moorei "Orange Glow" x 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia moorei “Orange Glow” x ‘Adrian Slack’

S. (purpurea heterophylla x rubra ssp. jonesii) x (leucophylla x rubra ssp. gulfensis)-1
Sarracenia (purpurea heterophylla x rubra ssp. jonesii) x (leucophylla x rubra ssp. gulfensis) – Anthocyanin Free Clone

Sarracenia "John Rizzi" x 'Judith Hindle'
Sarracenia “John Rizzi” x ‘Judith Hindle’

Sarracenia 'Hurricane Creek White' x 'Adrian Slack'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ x ‘Adrian Slack’
Young Plant

AF formosa-1-2
Sarracenia formosa, Anthocyanin Free Clone

Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

Here’s some S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ hybrid diversity for your enjoyment! Below are just a few of the siblings from the same pod of S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla). This cross was done by Dr. Travis H. Wyman. You can see some of the S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ characteristics showing up in the progeny.  S. ‘Reptilian Rose’ (created by Phil Faulisi) is one of my favorite plants because of that jagged nectar roll and also the sweet rose-scent it emits. That angular nectar roll characteristic has transferred onto some of the offspring. Other crosses display more of the influence of the pollen parent plant, a moorei. They didn’t get a chance to develop as much as I would of liked this year because of those low light levels earlier, but I am looking forward to comparing their growth next season. Below are only a few of the crosses, but again it illustrates the rich and great diversity contained within a seed pod.

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Sarracenia 'Reptililan Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

Sarracenia 'Reptililan Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

Sarracenia 'Reptililan Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

Sarracenia 'Reptililan Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)
Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

Sarracenia 'Reptililan Rose' x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x (flava v. rubricorpora x leucophylla)

Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL – A x B

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

SF GIANTS 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2012 WORLD CHAMPION
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!

PURE EPIC. Against all odds the SF Giants have fought back from the brink of elimination time after time to win it ALL! This whole season was truly historic on so many levels, with so many stories of redemption. In my garden, the SF giants represent as you’ve probably read about here, or pollination using SF Giants finger here, 2011 parallels here, pitcher plant companion “catcher” plant here, and Sarracenia SF Giants tattoo pitcher plant project here.  I’m still buzzin’ after this victory… I can go on and on about the parallels between this team and my garden. But right now, I am just savoring this moment and reflecting on such an amazing season. Dude, it’s surreal. Once again, congratulations to the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants! GO GIANTS!!!!!

Sarracenia leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava v. ornata
GO GIANTS!

Sarracenia SF GIANTS REPRESENT
Black and Orange! 

Sarracenia SF GIANTS REPRESENT
Sarracenia ‘Alucard’ – “Prince of Darkness” — #RomoBomb style!
For more info on how I did that SF logo imprint on the pitcher, 
check it out here.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SF GIANTS!
2012 WORLD CHAMPIONS!