This is the second post covering my family's trip to Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I'll cover the indoor collection, which includes Nepenthes and Heliamphora.
This June, my family visited Atlanta Botanical Gardens. This post is Part 1 and will cover Sarracenia, Drosera, Dionaea, and Pinguicula. Basically, the outdoor CP collection at Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Carnivorous plants have picked up the very animal-like trait of actively luring and catching prey. Even though they have this quality, they're still for the most part plant-esque. Don't get me wrong, pitcher plants can resemble yawning mouths, but they don't really look like animals. But this photo I took of the lid of Sarracenia alata came out looking quite a bit zoological. It looks like it could be the thin ear of some animal with all its blood vessels illuminated by the sun.
A variety of carnivorous plants stretch and send out their flowers with the arrival of spring...
A few weeks back, I found something in the pot that my Pinguicula primuliflora resides in...
As the weather has warmed up and the days have gotten longer, lots of new Sarracenia pitchers have opened! This spring was especially exciting because I got to see some almost adult pitchers on a S. x moorei I produced a few years back. I also got my first flower from some S. flava var rugelii plants that I am growing from seed.
About two weeks ago I saw Sarracenia pollination occur naturally. It was pretty exciting. This is the first time I can remember that a pollinator interacted with the flower in the way that books such as The Savage Garden describe Sarracenia pollination.
As the temperature warms up and the days get longer, temperate plants are waking up from their winter slumber. Sarracenia flava, as usual, was the first to begin sending up a flower stalk (in early Feb). A flower bloomed just last week...
I just added some tuberous Drosera to my collection! My collection now includes a D. macrophylla and a D. ramellosa "Pink flower" from California Carnivores. The fan-leaved ramellosa is particularly attractive, and the rosetted tuberous sundews' inflorescence are more interesting compared to the flower stalk structure of something like D. capensis. Photos of plants below:
About a week ago, I got a Cephalotus follicularis "Agnes" from CalCarn. I've always wanted a Ceph, and thought to finally give it a shot. I also thought it was great that the particular clone I got was named after the dog at California Carnivores...
Rising college student who enjoys growing carnivorous plants.