Hi all! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Hope everyone is doing well. Things here at The Pitcher Plant Project are still going through some transplant adjustments, but rest assured – there’s plenty of things in the works. Back in September, Kinjie, Calen and I had the fantastic pleasure of geeking out once again in Jerry Addington’s wonderful Sarracenia wonderland. As some of you may know from previous posts from Jerry’s place, it is always an honor to kick it with Jerry and see the magnificent assemblage of his carnivorous plants. We also met up with fellow growers and friends – Ron “Rocket Man” Spores, Kyle Hooper and Steve Galic. It is always delightful to be able to nerd out to these plants with fellow Sarraceniaphiles. Ahhh, good times indeed.
I’ve put together a quirky video of our visit for your viewing pleasure. There’s also a slideshow for your eyes to feast on, as well and some highlight photos down below. Enjoy!
Jerry – as always we would like to thank you so much for your kindness, hospitality and generosity. Thank you for always urging us to push the envelope of growing and breeding and thank you for your constant inspiration and encouragement.
Behind the scenes. #KinjiePhotobombsWhileCombingEverything
Calen, the selfie master in effect.
Ok ok ok. I have to throw this in here. I mean, how could I not?! Jerry Addington – a modern day Leonardo Da Vinci creating masterful and stunning works of art with Sarracenia. :)
It’s hard to believe, but summer 2014 is drawing to a close and autumn is right around the corner. I put together clips from the past couple of months to commemorate this Sarracenia sanctuary’s summer. Enjoy!
Another day of Darlingtonia goodness with my good carni-bro Mike Wang! (You can see the video and photos from day 1 in this previous post .) Without further ado I present to you a few video clips and photos from day 2 of the Darlingtonia expedition. Photos and video from 12 Oct 2013. Enjoy!
September is a month that I’m quite partial to. Perhaps it’s because of the change in season, in weather, and also in pace as summer slowly fades into autumn. My affinity for September could also stem from the fact that this is my birthday month after all.
And of course, gotta love the plants during September! Many of the S. leucophylla and S. leucophylla-influenced plants are still putting on a nice display at this time of the year. This is the final show before the plants head off into winter sleep. I have also done a lot of Sarracenia seed harvesting this month – with only a few more pods left for harvest. I truly enjoy harvest time. This is when those breeding ideas which I’ve had at the start of the season finally come to fruition. Those ideas physically manifest themselves as tiny (yet so very monumental) seeds within the Sarracenia seed pod.
September now draws to a close. I look ahead and quietly devise a plan of attack for the impending onslaught of activity that will ensue once dormancy commences. That is when I do a lot of work with the plants: repotting, dividing, cleaning… I know, it sounds somewhat masochistic, but it’s what I love to do. For now, I will sit back and simply enjoy this calm before the storm.
For your viewing pleasure, I put this short September video together with a few clips from inside the greenhouse. (By the way, not all plants in the video are carnivorous. If you know anything about me, it’s that I enjoy all sorts of botanical radness. I wanted to include a little bit of that here.) Enjoy!
Hey everyone! So I found some old clips of my plants and finally put a video together. I KNOW — I know this is *LATE* — but better late than never, right? These clips were mostly from the spring of 2011 taken at the old house before all of the crazy moving started. It was a pretty nice walk down memory lane compiling this short vid. Anyway – sit back, relax, and a enjoy a few clips from 2011! Click the arrows on the bottom right of the video for a full screen version. You can also visit the video here for a larger version. Man, I should probably do more plant vids. Something to ponder… what do you think? Anyway — enjoy!
Note: if the video is choppy, try turning the HD off. Cheers!
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