I've found a source for one of the Michigan critically imperiled Sarracenias available. This plant is native to Michigan.
I need help figuring out how to successfully overwinter this plant. It will grow in a 12" deep peat/spaghum bog kept very wet with distilled water or rain water (preferable of course).
I have a couple of ideas and need some people that have done this to help me think through what I will need to do.
I can sink the whole mini bog (in a flower pot) into the ground each fall and put some maple leaves over the top to help keep it frozen during the winter. Alternatively, I can use one of my "Omaha Beef" styrofoam containers as a temporary storage place by sinking it into the ground.
NOTE: Michigan winters are getting really crazy. This year started out very wet and then dropped to 0 degrees F for a couple of weeks. our plants all had a hard time.
If you have other ideas or can direct me to reliable internet sources of information, I would appreciate it. I need help thinking through exactly what this plant will need to survive year-round outside.
NOTE: The area where I would sink the pot is next to my front porch (cement) against my townehouse (brick). It is mostly protected from the winter winds on this side of the porch. The other side gets the wind full blast.