Well, Spring is in the air. Plants are coming out of dormancy and starting to look good. However, I lost a large number of plants this Spring. It was my fault as I fell asleep one night and left a large number of Venus Flytraps and two mini bogs outside during a cold snap. The temps had been warm during the day and I had been placing the plants outside for higher light levels during the day. As with most of the things that happen unexpected, I failed to check the forcast and I also fell asleep and didn't wake till morning. Well, that mistake cost me, it fell below 22 degrees and my plants and bogs became nice frozen bricks.
Because of the early Spring weather conditions (actually, just before Spring) with all the warm and then cold temps, these plants simply did not make it. 20 large venus flytraps are no more. Today I removed 2 more Sarracenia that rot had set in. My mini bogs are down to about 1/2 the plant populations from Fall.
I had been so carefull over the winter not to let these plants freeze or get too cold. It took one night of freezing and then warm/cold temps to allow rot to set in. That was my mistake this year.
Anyway, the rest of my plants are doing well. I have plenty of replacements, although that will never replace the ones I had.
If anyone else wants to rant a bit about a plant loss, please join in. It hurts when this happens, but I guess it happens.
Thanks for listening.