Sarracenia bog

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  1. May 18, 2008 #1

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    Here are my carnivorous plants bogs in bloom.

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    I have different varity of Sarracenia flava, a Sarracenia alata, and Sarracenia oreophila. All the blooms belong to Sarracenia flava.

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    This bog contain Sarracenia purpurea species and their varities.

    I have another bog but it's not in bloom.
     
  2. May 18, 2008 #2

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    That's pretty sweet. When some spare money falls into my lap I'm going to try my hand at a small bog garden with sarracenia.
     
  3. May 18, 2008 #3

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    That's a great bog you have there. Very cool plants. :clap:
     
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    Do you take them indoors in the winter?
     
  5. May 18, 2008 #5

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    Yup!
     
  6. May 19, 2008 #6

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    I guess living a little further south helps... In Norfolk, VA I just plant them in a prepared bed next to the pond.


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    Nice Suss! I see S. rubra and S. flava. :clap:
     
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    Hey, guys,

    Very nice!

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  9. May 19, 2008 #9
    very nice! I have a soft spot for containers, bog gardens included.

    I guess Meadowview must be in bloom too. (Will I ever make it there for a visit...?)
     
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    Very very nice...!! I wish I could use sarracenias for landscaping like that... :D
     
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    Not wet enough here, though we sure can grow moss like the dickens!

    Need to get to the bog garden this week at GITW - no one else at work (at least amongst my walking buddies) appreciates these as I do....
     
  12. May 19, 2008 #12
    Nice displays!!!!!!!!! I love carnivorous plants!!!!!!!!!! I do not have any, though...:(
     
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    Nice bogs guys! Mine too is doing its thing:

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    Nice, crazy weather I'm suprised its so full.
     
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    I'm curious...for you that have container bogs, what's actually in the containers besides water? Sphagnum moss or something?

    Joanne
     
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    bog! :poke:
     
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    Thanks, that's helpful. :rolleyes:
     
  18. May 19, 2008 #18

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    Yes, we need instructions.
     
  19. May 20, 2008 #19

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    At the time of planting I used pure sand at the bottom extending halfway up the container. The upper compost was a 50:50 mix of sand and sphagnum peatmoss. No live sphagnum was used since it is both difficult to maintain and tends to overwhelm smaller plants - of course my little garden is overwhelmed by cranberries! At this point, three years later, I'm sure that the whole bog is root bound.

    The bottom 3/4 is undrained, but the upper 1/4 is via small wholes bored into the sides of the container.
     
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