I'm a long term reader but not much of a poster, so thought I'd start to change that by posting some pictures from my carnivorous garden. I have been most impressed by what all of you have grown!
Growing up, I first got a chance to see Sarracenia Purpurea ssp Purpurea in a most amazing floating bog in southern Vermont, coming up on 20 years ago now. It is accessible only by canoe and my Boy Scout troop explored it on a camping trip. It's an otherworldly place that I hope to explore again sometime (need to get a kayak first), and share with all of you. Since that time as a kid, I have been fascinated with growing CP's, but at my parents house, we only got like 1-2 hours of sun a day, and every attempt at growing plants failed miserably.
Now that I have my own townhouse that receives plenty of sun, along with an unheated garage, I've been actively trying to grow plants for the last two years. I have purchased plants through many sources and have been quite happy with the results. I live in northern NY, zone 4, with once a winter lows in the -20 to -25 range. During the winter, the plants are in the dark garage, do not see any sun from nov-mar, but do fine, I have only lost a couple of plants out of the dozens I have. Starting in March, when we get above freezing, they go out on the south slope of my front yard, which gets sun from sunup to sundown. If the night will go to freezing, I move them quickly into the garage. This extends the growing season, and the south slope warms up so much faster than surrounding areas.
I grow the front yard plants in bog bowls and large pots, and during the summer, they get tons of sun. During the fall, I follow my spring method, until the plants go dormant and go inside the garage.
Here are some of my Sarr pictures, starting with the species first, then hybrids in a second reply, as some of the pics are big.
Here is the setup of the bog bowls in the front yard:
S. Leucophylla. Great colors, don't you think?
S. Minor, with a very short flower! Has anybody else had extremely short flowers like this?
I love S. Purpureas. The color difference between every one of them is amazing. Here's a redder S. Purpurea Venosa.
And a more colored S. Purpurea Venosa, unless someone thinks this is another form than Venosa.
Even the color in my S. Purpurea ssp Purpureas have different color variations. Here's a northern MA seed grown one I purchased.
And its last meal of a wasp:
Another S. Purpurea Purpurea
And another, with a D. Filiformis Filiformis:
More hybrid pictures in the reply.