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Post by SquidInk » 01-16-2012 10:57 AM

aphid dropping honey dew - a little blurry due to maximum zoom
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Post by SquidInk » 01-16-2012 10:59 AM

pitcher plant from Kew - I used to have a carnivorous collection, including several native (to California) sundews
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Post by SquidInk » 01-16-2012 11:03 AM

leaves on the stoop
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Post by Diogenes » 01-16-2012 11:13 AM

Fab pictures- love the Pitcher plant - i find those Carnivorous plants so fascinating as well. The close up is so magnificient and love the simplicity of those three leaves on the stoop.
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Post by SquidInk » 01-16-2012 11:25 AM

Diogenes wrote: Fab pictures- love the Pitcher plant - i find those Carnivorous plants so fascinating as well. The close up is so magnificient and love the simplicity of those three leaves on the stoop.


Those are difficult to maintain. The need a very un-nutritious bed, and lots of water. If the soil is too rich, the pitchers (or flytraps) seem to turn black when they catch an insect.
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Post by Diogenes » 01-16-2012 11:39 AM

I think the Dutchmen's Pipe is related to the Carnivorous plant varietal - I have tried to grow but no luck.

http://pitcherplants.proboards.com/inde ... hread=9511
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Post by SquidInk » 01-16-2012 11:52 AM

Oh, I've seen those vines... here's a little more from Dave's Garden!

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56130/#b

I see they don't mind chilly weather, and from the comments at the bottom, it seems almost invasive...
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Post by Diogenes » 01-16-2012 12:11 PM

I bet they are - but you know I have heirloom Nicotiana and one could say they are invasive the way they reseed all over the garden.

I would love to try growing this again.
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Post by SquidInk » 01-16-2012 04:04 PM

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Post by SquidInk » 01-16-2012 04:05 PM

unknown poppy varietal from another yard
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Post by Diogenes » 01-16-2012 07:37 PM

This is the Poppy I have always wanted to grow - I purchased the seeds once but no luck.

http://www.wesjones.com/pollan1.htm

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Post by SquidInk » 01-17-2012 02:46 PM

I might choose something else, if I were you! :D
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Post by Diogenes » 01-17-2012 02:52 PM

SquidInk wrote: I might choose something else, if I were you! :D


UH yes wink wink nod nod I need to rethink that one

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Post by late shift » 01-17-2012 10:50 PM

Interesting, I think everyone is ready for spring.
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Post by Diogenes » 01-17-2012 11:14 PM

late shift wrote: Interesting, I think everyone is ready for spring.


The days have been gradually getting longer and wanting to get the Tomatoes in the ground.
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