bog garden after burn

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  1. Apr 24, 2010 #1

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    After removing about 30 pounds of sarracenia, and pine needle mulching in the winter, some of my bog garden caught fire when I was burning down some grass in Janurary. I liked how the fire cleared out the old pitchers so I burned the rest too, protecting only the orchids and dormant sundews. The fire ended up killing off most above ground growth, which I later cut down, making it like starting from new. Everything survived and I love the effect of not having the overwintered growths present cluttering the view, and the carnivores and orchids are all coming back stronger than ever. The only negative is that I think the fire also activated many more weed seeds than usual.

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    Sarracenia alata
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    S. rubra? pretty sure I got it from lowe's as rubra, but my other rubras have fragrant red flowers
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    Drosera filiformis
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    Drosera filiformis x rotundifolia
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    Dionaea muscilupa 'Red Dragon'
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    Spiranthes cernua var. odorata
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    Platanthera blephariglottis
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    Forrest
     
  2. Apr 24, 2010 #2

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    Wow!!!

    That's awesome Forrest:clap:
     
  3. Apr 24, 2010 #3

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    My gosh what a gorgeous garden! It's too cold here to grow most of those outside...
     
  4. Apr 24, 2010 #4

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    That's the way to grow a bog garden! What other orchids do you have - Pogonia? Calopogon? That "rubra" reminds me of a type I used to grow in Florida known as "rubra wherryi" although that flower had more color. You may have a green form of v. gulfensis or it is a hybrid.

    Great stuff!
     
  5. Apr 24, 2010 #5

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    That is fantastic!
     
  6. Apr 24, 2010 #6

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    Excellent Forrest!!!! A beautiful place!!!! Jean
     
  7. Apr 24, 2010 #7

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    Awesome garden! You are able to burn in the city there? Be sure to show us some pics when the orchids are blooming.
     
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    LMAO! "Not much of a bog!"
    Looking really good though, thanx for posting.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2010 #9

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    Just perfect!

    Have any of the Sarracenias self seeded for you?
    Thank you.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2010 #10

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    not that I've noticed, only some of the sundews.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2010 #11

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    Awesome bog!!!

    Love the layout!!!
     
  12. Apr 24, 2010 #12
    :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
    I'm so envious! :smitten::smitten::smitten: Drop dead gorgeous! I look forward to an update every year!
     
  13. Apr 24, 2010 #13

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    Awesome photos, Forrest!
     
  14. Apr 24, 2010 #14

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    Outstanding Forrest. Beautiful little bog garden. I really like how you did that.

    Bob Betts, who back in the 1970's was my proffessor, was involved in the prairie restoration at Markham Prairie and the Fermi Lab prairie in Batavia, IL. This was one of the early prairie restorations. When in his ramblings about prairie and this ecosystem's adaptation to fire, he admitted to burning his back yard, the entire lecture hall started laughing.

    A prairie burn near me that went disasterously wrong. I will post a new thread with images.
     
  15. Apr 24, 2010 #15

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    I think it looks great! Nice job!
     
  16. Apr 25, 2010 #16

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    Absolutely wonderful, Forrest!
     
  17. Apr 25, 2010 #17

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    Neat way to use a corner of you yard!
     
  18. Apr 25, 2010 #18

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    pretty impressive for a small spot
     
  19. Apr 25, 2010 #19

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    hehehe...

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    OMG... :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: Your sarras are definitely blooming their heads off over there..

    You're kidding rite..? :drool:
     
  20. Apr 25, 2010 #20
    Excellent Forrest!!! :clap:
     

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