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I suppose it's about time so I'll start with some recent pictures. Quite a few actually.

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Plants waking up outdoors.

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Some native Oregon sphagnum I'm growing with the outdoor plants, covered with netting to discourage those pesky birds.

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My crazy S. "Daina's Delight" growing more than 100 pitchers at a time from its 3" rhizome.

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P. primuliflora enjoying being outdoors with some nice color developing on the leaves.

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Plants and lots of seeds under my new LED light. Plenty of CPs, but also airplants and a few vegetable seeds.

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Sarracenia seedlings.

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U. calycifida 'Asenath Waite' is a profuse flowerer, despite being grown for a while in too strong of light as you can see by the yellow leaves.

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H. heterodoxa being grown at ambient humidity under extremely strong LED light. It's apparently supposed to be lime green.

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A Nepenthes grown from a cutting I received last year. Unfortunately the tag got lost and I haven't figured out what it is yet. It's pretty easy to tell which leaf grew after I moved it under the LED...

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A N. albomarginata pitcher on a newly rooted cutting. It was just starting to develop when I received the cutting and I was expecting it to die back, but it continued developing and is now opening. The new growth point hasn't even grown 1/4" yet. Those are 4"x4" pots for scale.

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Attempting to germinate some Nepenthes seeds, surrounded by many sundews.

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My profusely-flowering D. burmannii pot, about a year old at this point.

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D. scorpiodes forest.

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My two Mexican pings: 'Aphrodite' and 'Gina'

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My very first CP, D. adelae, finally flowering after 3 years - LFS is the key!

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The first flower.

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The current windowsill Nepenthes: N. ramispina, N. 'Miranda', and a poi dog. Unfortunately the N. ramispina has seen some abuse, with some light burn before moving it here and a fertilization accident.

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What happens when you raise the liquid level too high when adding liquid fertilizer to a Nepenthes pitcher. The red part has since died and dried up. For future reference: never raise the liquid level above the digestion zone of the pitcher.

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One pitcher on the poi dog failed to develop a lid for some reason. It's never happened before and I don't see any signs of it on other developing pitchers.

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Some of the pitchers on this plant still look very good after more than a year.

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A newly opening N. 'Miranda' pitcher. It may be common, but it still looks very nice.

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Getting started with winter-growing sundews. D. hookeri and D. cistiflora. Not pictured is a D. zigzagia which already went dormant (hopefully it didn't just die) and some D. auriculata seeds I have waiting for fall.

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Roridula gorgonias, recovering from me finding out the hard way not to let it get rained on constantly. Botrytis is nasty.

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My first flower of the year, Darlingtonia californica (barring my Pinguicula primuliflora which never stopped flowering all winter.)

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Bonus picture: Lunch!
 

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Very nice collection John! The outside setup seems to be working great. Your sarr seedlings are at about the same stage as mine. Exciting to watch them grow.
 
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Yes it will be, though the germination rate hasn't been very good so far. First germination was several weeks ago and there are still quite a few ungerminated seeds, especially of the "Blood Moon" x 'Adrian Slack' cross.
 
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How I started 3 years ago:

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My first plant, which I got hoping I would be able to keep it in a north window. It's not enough light, even for D. adelae.

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My first temperate plants I got a couple months later. I got a bit of a bonus here: The S. leucophylla turned out to be a 'Tarnok' as well as having a second S. rubra complex rhizome (I still haven't positively identified this one) buried underneath it, and later a D. rotundifolia seed germinated in the pot.

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Yes it will be, though the germination rate hasn't been very good so far. First germination was several weeks ago and there are still quite a few ungerminated seeds, especially of the "Blood Moon" x 'Adrian Slack' cross.

Give them time, don't give up on them. I have had some sarr seeds not germinate until closer to summer and some not until the following year. I never kept track if it is specific species/hybrid mixes that do this, but wish now I had to see if that has anything to do with it.
 
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I'm actually wondering if it has to do with me stratifying for too long since I had those outside for 3 months. I've read that some Sarracenia, especially leucophylla crosses, can have lower germination rates with longer stratification periods.
 
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Thanks guys! I agree, Dexenthes. It has definitely been one of the quickest-growing plants I've owned, up there with Drosophyllum lusitanicum (which I managed to kill last year.)
 
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And here's my first Sarracenia flower of the year, Sarracenia flava var. ornata "Improved Black Veins":

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What about pingucula, utricarla, heliumphora and darlingtonia? All of those have flowers that rival those of sarracenia and some of them have flowers that rival the most stunning orchids.
 
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Utricularia are certainly the only genus that can compare to orchids for spectacular flowers, and not that many species either. Sarracenia and Darlingtonia flowers are certainly unique though.
 

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True, they do have flowers more unique than any other cp. My point was that there are lots of CP's with nice flowers, not just sarracenia and darlingtonia.
 
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Awesome, man. You've got some great looking plants. I really like those dews and pings.
 

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I personally think that D. prolifera and its close allies have some of the best flowers of all CP's.

However, congrats on the lovely Sarracenia bloom. I am somewhat envious of your Oregon climate. I have yet to ever bloom a Sarracenia in Alaska.
 
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Roridula are tough plants, but they sure don't agree with the rain here. I'd like to put the plant back outside, but I'll need to figure out a way to protect it from the rain this time around. It's in a huge pot so it takes up a lot of space and is hard to fit under lights - a problem that will only get worse as it grows.

Dexenthes, I wonder if the shorter growing season there doesn't give the Sarracenia enough time to build up energy for flowering?
 
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