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My sub-tropical and tropical sundews (drosera) in the terrarium for year round growing. Four are cape sundews (capensis) and two are rosettes.

d. aliciae - a rosette form
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d. capensis narrow, red
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d. capensis alba
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d. tokaiensis - another rosette
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d. capensis narrow, with flower buds. Yay! Seeds!
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the alba, 6 minutes after being fed a thawed bloodworm.
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the whole tank - I recycled a retired 20 gallon long
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5 lined skink...

I was afraid the little sucker was drowning in my lily pot, but then I Googled them and found that they can hide underwater, holding their breath for several minutes, to escape predators.

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The "dew" on sundew plants is the plants way of attracting insects that think they are in for a nectar treat. Very sticky stuff, that dew...Dinner, anyone?

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Professional gardeners and landscape companies call the blooms on hosta "insignificant."

But I never have...

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The journey is good.

Early morning in the garden is wondrous.
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I started two mini bogs for carnivorous plants.

Venus fly traps and sundews

dionaea muscipula 'low giant' (Venus fly trap)

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dionaea muscipula 'King Henry' (Venus fly trap)

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dionaea muscipula 'green dragon' (Venus fly trap)

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drosera intermedia (sundew)

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Full pot

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Sarracenias (North American pitcher plants)

sarracenia minor purpurea var heterophylla 'rubra'

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sarracenia x. 'Judith Hindle'

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sarracenia leucophylla 'red ruffles'

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Full pot

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Sarracenias like to be waterlogged. Sundews and VFTs like very moist soil.

So the pitchers got their own bog.
The journey is good.

Nature's beauty sometimes is also found in killers...


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May 2014



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