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Newsom Nightmares | Main | Ace of Spades Pet Thread, April 1
April 01, 2023

Saturday Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, April 1

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HAPPY APRIL!

From 40 Miles North:

KT, the irises are tall this year... and it looks like I might get some nectarines:

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Great to see these blossoms! Spraying with copper against fungi?

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Edible Gardening/Putting Things By

Grafting a petunia to a tomato plant

Gonna try it?

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Science

From Nurse r

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Adventure

Lurker "RS" here.

The longsuffering spouse and I recently returned from visiting friends in Alabama. During our stay, we had occasion to spend a day hiking at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve in Foley, Alabama. Attached is a photo of a carnivorous Pitcher Plant along the trail. These beauties attract insects to the "pitcher," which they then can't escape and wind up drowning in the digestive nectar.

I didn't see any with victims, but in fairness, we were hiking long after breakfast.

Keep up the good work.

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It's not just the pitchers, the flowers are intriguing, too.

More Carnivorous Plants

After seeing the photos above, I thought we might check in with our own outdoor carnivorous plant expert in Florida, Tony Litwin. Here are some of the photos he sent:

These are ones that are open for business so to speak with many still closed due to late cold spells which sets them back a bit. I included mostly Pitcher Plants, a Butterwort( Pinguicula ) . . Sundew

and we'll have to see more later. I always like the sundews.

Quite a variety of Pitcher Plants. Which is your favorite?

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Sarracenia flava ornata

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S. 'Judith Hindle'

How many bugs find the entrance to the pitchers of S. minor?

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S. minor

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S. leucophylla

Butterwort with flowers that look like a primrose (as suggested by the name)

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Pinguicula primulflora

Sundew. My favorite. Though the Butterwort is pretty nice right now.

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Drosera capensis

Gardens of The Horde

Hi KT.

Here are a couple of pix of my Yoshino Cherry trees. After a hard frost a couple of weeks ago that nipped all the Magnolia Tulip trees I was afraid it got the buds on my cherry trees. As you can see, they escaped the killing frost.

olddog in mo


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Spectacular!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend.


If you would like to send photos, stories, links, etc. for the Saturday Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, the address is:

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Week in Review

What has changed since last week's thread? Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, March 25


Any thoughts or questions?

I closed the comments on this post so you wouldn't get banned for commenting on a week-old post, but don't try it anyway.

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