Well I took the digital camera out to Tamarisk Nurseries today, which is only 8 miles south from my house. I feel lucky to have such a nursery so near to home. I would've taken more pictures of other plants (tsillandias and the multitude of cacti), but the memory stick was only 64mb and had other stuff on it my sister believes is important. Anyway, here are the pics (they might be a bit big)...
These are the greenhouses that house cacti, succulents, Tsillandias and of course, CP. That shaded section is the outdoor CP propagation area:
There were lots of plants here, most of them going into dormancy, ranging from VFTs to masses of Darlingtonia (hiddenin this pic).
At the entrance, looking straight ahead into the first greenhouse which mainly consists of Tillandsias, bromeliads, and the Pings.
A garden bowl of Pinguicula 'Hans' (aka 'Gina', 'Tina'). I have two of these large plants at home, where they exhibit similar flowering vigour.
These are very large plants! My hands are just over 8" long.
Cp growing happily alongside succulents. Most of the CP offered at Tamarisk's are Sarracenia. The man in the reddish sweater is Alan, the owner and curator of the nurseries (not a very good pic of him, unfortunately).
I fell in love with this hybrid. I don't quite remember the whole name, but I know it has something to do with 'Soper', which I'm pretty sure refers to Mr. Matthew Soper of Hampshire Carnivorous Plants.
A closeup of the nicest pitcher:
One of my favourite Sundews, Drosera slackii. These plants had just finished flowering and setting seed (I don't know whether they were viable though), and have a diameter of approximately 3".
A very nice U. longifolia. I had never ever witnessed this species' inflorescence so I took advantage:
(To be continued...)