A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the Sarracenia Northwest (web: http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com/) open house with my carni-bro, Kinjie. When I initially really got into carnivorous plant growing yeeears ago, Sarracenia Northwest was a great resource for me and helped set that foundation for me. I had a good time meeting and connecting with fellow carnivorous plant growers as well as getting to see some cool plants at SNW! Thanks again to Jacob and Jeff for hosting! Here’s a few photos from our visit on 10 Sep 2016. Enjoy!
Last month, I once again had the pleasure of visiting one of the great Sarracenia influences in my life, Jerry Addington. It is always a great treat to have been able to visit twice in a season. (Check out my visit to Jerry’s place – June 2015.) Special thanks to my bro Kinjie for making this happen. Company at Jerry’s spot also included fellow Sarracenia-philes Ron Spores and Kyle Hooper on this visit. We had a most excellent time just geeking out over the plants. And yeah, It was absolutely brilliant seeing the plants again; this time they were gowned in their autumnal attire. Leucophyllas and their hybrids were putting on quite the show. And as always – the sheer magnitude of quality and quantity of plants at Jerry’s place is overwhelming. Enjoy a few of the photos from this visit! Just a small sampling of photos are below, but be sure to check out the slideshow for all of the photos from my visit.
Jerry, as always – thank you for everything. Hope to be back again soon!
This was really nice to see. This was grown from seed that I did that I sent Jerry. The parents are S. rosea “Big Mama” x purpurea ssp. venosa AF. You can see the S. “Big Mama” influence in the ala (the “wing” being held) and the other cool thing – this plant is AF recessive! Jerry – hope you can use this in future breeding projects!
Ron giving us presentation on his recent Sarracenia adventures while we wait for some awesome Thai food!
Carnivorous collection hopping weekend – part 2 of 2.
After visiting Mike’s garden filled with blinding leucos, we drove down to meet our buddy Calen over at Phil’s spot. That is right – the grand finale in last week’s serendipitous Sarracenia soiree takes us to the garden of Faulisi. Phil Faulisi. The man. The legend. Oh boy, and the plants? All I could say about that awesomeness was THIS. Click that link. Then play after every photo.
Phil – thanks so much as always for your hospitality. Always a pleasure to hang out and nerd out over plants!
Full screen slideshow with ALL the photos from the marvelous day – over here.
Phil and his GIANT minor.
Quick! Everyone touch the flava!
Here’s the Dir-tay Mon-kay. Named after Truh-ay-ay. Haaaaaay.
A sibling to Sarracenia “Megamouth” not as large but what a beauty.
Wow. This this is so badass.
Easily able to swallow an iPhone.
Sarracenia “Stubbs” looking quite nice this time of year.
Livin’ on the edge. Not for long though.
I think it ate a bird.
Dried pitchers of the mighty Sarracenia “Saurus” still towering over the rest of the plants.
A pitcher in the midst of phyllodia.
A beautiful Jerry Addington hybrid that’s doing excellent here!
Mmm… Hawt lips. Sarracenia “Hot Lips” that is.
Straight up bling!
I really enjoy all the windows. It almost reminds me of a stained glass cathedral… of insect death.
Dude. These pitchers are as wide as your face.
A really nice squat and chunky looking pitcher.
This mantis devoured the fly with a quickness.
Phil’s new BFF.
This is one amazing S. mitchelliana.
WTF is this thing?! A stick insect?!?! What?!
Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’
Sarracenia ‘Hummer’s Okee Classic’ – with future meal.
Sarracenia ‘Royal Ruby’
Calen and the “pretty (Mega)mouf.”
Squad + Sarracenia.
Squad after getting high off of Sarracenia. We cray.
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.
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.
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