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    Nice update, those Reedy Creek purps are fantastic! They've got such nice red veination, very pretty plants. And Night Sky is a fantastic cultivar as well, the cross should come out great between that and Starry Night. I'm definitely going to be using my Night Sky for a ton of future hybrids as well
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    You just gave me an awesome idea! S. 'Night Sky' x Reedy Creek purp. Both Night Sky and Starry Night are going to be used extensively for hybrids over here, too. I'm going to cross pollinate the reedy creek purps next years and try to get some seeds distributed to other growers.

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    Great photos and video I always love the color on your purps. Jealous of your huge rafflesiana's. I immagine they would do great on your porch, but looks like their still settling in. Can't wait to see when they pitcher!
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    I had to give the rafflesianas back to Meadowview. I'm not going to have the space for them after I move, regardless of whether I get another job or not. Now, if I could keep them on the porch year round that would be a different story.

    I only live 20 minutes away from the purps' homesite, so it would only make sense that they're thriving.

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    I'm still a fan of your N. lavacola. The pitchers have that 'tubby' look that I like and the stripes on the peristome are striking. I enjoyed the video, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    You just gave me an awesome idea! S. 'Night Sky' x Reedy Creek purp. Both Night Sky and Starry Night are going to be used extensively for hybrids over here, too. I'm going to cross pollinate the reedy creek purps next years and try to get some seeds distributed to other growers.
    Haha glad to have helped And that's a really good idea, the coloring on the two plants are so completely different, I bet you're going to get some great offspring out of that.The pigmentation on those seedlings will probably end up being pretty diverse. Ooh, if that lists not already filled up, keep me in mind for those Reedy Creek purp seeds next year! Those plants are incredible.
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    The N. lavicola pitchers are really variable. I've seen some really tubby lowers and some really thin ones. I think mine's one of the tubbier ones, but it still has some growing to do. It's a surprisingly variable species, despite its small range. The N. sibuyanensis should make some satisfyingly tubby pitchers soon.

    I have a whole list of new Sarracenia hybrids to do next year. A lot of them will have to be done at Meadowview, since I don't have the space to raise all of the seedlings.

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    Another update!

    N. 'Nile', which is (alata x 'Hong Kong') x (spectabilis x veitchii). The peristome isn't very showy, but it's just so elegantly shaped!

    N. 'Nile' by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. singalana x boschiana

    N. singalana x boschiana by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Coelogyne fimbriata

    C. fimbriata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    My Cattleya NOID. You can't say it isn't happy. Now how am I going to repot this thing? I'm pretty sure it broke the bottom of the pot, which I hand made....

    Roots by Wire Man, on Flickr

    C. fimbriata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Come on N. glabrata!

    N. glabrata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. glabrata's pot

    Sphagnum molle by Wire Man, on Flickr

    I went from having 4 flytraps and more than I can count very quickly....

    Flytrap Seedlings by Wire Man, on Flickr

    These two are probably my favorite photos I've ever taken so far.
    P. cyclosecta

    P. cyclosecta Landscape by Wire Man, on Flickr

    P. cyclosecta Landscape II by Wire Man, on Flickr

    D. roseanna with gemmae

    D. roseanna w/gemmae by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. 'Nile' with some backlighting

    N. 'Nile' by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. ampullaria "Harlequin"

    N. ampullaria "Harlequin" by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. 'Nile' by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. burbidgeae, being slow

    N. burbidgeae by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Now outside

    Sarracenia Hybrid by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Northern purp is doing very well

    S. purpurea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Its head fell off last week

    Unfortunate Wasp by Wire Man, on Flickr

    This little jumping spider wanted to play Hand-and-Seek

    Clever Girl by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Cautious Jumper by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sarracenia Hybrid by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Dionaea Veins by Wire Man, on Flickr

    No idea what this beetle is, but it's weird looking.

    Weird Beetle by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. minor has made a rather dense clump

    S. minor by Wire Man, on Flickr

    leuco

    S. leucophylla by Wire Man, on Flickr

    gulfensis ancestral

    S. "Georgia Fall Line Sand Hill" by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. jonesii with its UV reflective nectar roll and lid hairs

    S. jonesii by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Frogs have recently found the bog garden

    Cricket Frog by Wire Man, on Flickr

    S. leucophylla by Wire Man, on Flickr

    This Argiope is relatively small compared to some others I have seen.

    Argiope aurantia by Wire Man, on Flickr

    And a very confused S. x naczii, flowering in late August

    S. x naczii Flower by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Possible new cultivar of S. flava mcmcnair sent me

    S. flava with reduced throat splotch by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Really odd carpet of D. rotundifolia

    D. rotundifolia Carpet by Wire Man, on Flickr

    gulfensis ancestral is so fuzzy!

    Fuzzy by Wire Man, on Flickr

    And it had a jumping spider hiding in the pitcher

    O Hai by Wire Man, on Flickr

    More rotunds

    D. rotundifolia by Wire Man, on Flickr

    So, I left this N. x ventrata outside for 24 hours and this is what happened....

    Well Fed by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. x ventrata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Ants on Trial by Wire Man, on Flickr

    A newer Coelogyne flower

    C. fimbriata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. 'Dormouse' intermediate pitcher

    N. 'Dormouse' by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. 'Dormouse' by Wire Man, on Flickr

    And my new Ceph made a new pitcher!

    Cephalotus by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Cephalotus by Wire Man, on Flickr

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