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What a weekend for a plant person it was. Jane McGary hosted a get together of the PBS to hear Kit Strange from Kew Gardens talk about her w...
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." Albert Einstein Fritillaria purdyi x biflora I once hear...
Just a collage of some stuff blooming this past weekend. The Trillium kurabayashii saga continues as a friend took pics of this up near Detr...
RIP Lois Shook 1923-2018 from left to right, My dad, My grandma, My mom, My daughter and me. My dear grandmother passed ...
"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau Iris graberiana 'Yellow falls&...
"Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future,too." Marcus Aurelius ...
Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Rossiter Wor...
"Time Like a petal in the wind Flows softly by As old lives are taken New ones begin A continual chain Which lasts throughout eternity...
Good Friday finds Trillium Question for you all, So last year I saw this growing in a local woodland park and for some reason ...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
|Fritillaria JJA 17255|
|Fritillaria pudica 'Richard Britten'|
For some years I have had a passion for carnivorous plants. I have a growing collection and have been propagating some of it so I think I'll offer a few different ones up for sale this year. They will come packed in moist peat moss with the pitchers cut back for space saving.
Except I do have some smaller Darlingtonia californica that I csn ship without cutting back. This form is very stoloniferous, practically spilling out of the large fiberglass water trough it grows in.
The list should be out late today or tomorrow for sure. So be sure to check here often for best selections. So far I think I have about 53 different species to offer this year, but smaller numbers then some past years, so order early for the best selection.
Check out that picture! If you can read the label that is a cross I made of Fritillaria glauca X (Fritillaria biflora X Fritillaria purdyi) I was surprised to see such growth after only 2 years, maybe some extra hybrid vigor there. It will be years before I have any of that available, but I'm excited about the possibilities for sure.
Temperatures in the mid 90's, so I'm happy to have the big work of harvest done.