The plants outdoors are still mostly covered in a late dusting of snow, but my highland shelf seems to be enjoying the cool temperatures of the season.
Here's N. eymae, N. sanguinea and N. chaniana x vietchii from their spot next to the window. I really had to contort myself to get the camera in past the vines and hanging lights for most of these.
Here's another shot of the above - better angle but the light is way off.
This is the view from my side of the shelf. I guess the pitchers prefer looking out the window to looking at me.
Several D. gigantea stretching out with the other tall plants.
N. lowii from Ozzy's April giveaway. These had died back from three to one, but it appears that another one came back from the roots! Perhaps it's a basal, but a resurrection is more positive, right?
Baby N. sanguinea, N. spectabilis, and N. alata x maxima. I had hoped to also show off the N. ovata that these plants are normally hidden behind, but the pictures were really out of focus.
Basals on the above N. alata x maxima.
Most of the highlanders are liking the shelf this time of year, but N. rajah says, "We are not pleased," with regards to its place near the forced-air heater that is sometimes kicking on during really cold nights.
A view of the window-side of the shelf. In the foreground, baby Cattelya and vanilla orchid cuttings are rooting.
Daring shot of N. truncata 'Red' and 'Green,' poised only inches above the beasts! As you can see, the nearest lid is somewhat out of focus.
Hopefully I'll find time for more soon - wish I could've shown off my N. ovata's first pitchers in years, and my little Helis are starting to put on a show.