Friday, August 30, 2013

the good and bad news of carnivorous plants

Well, I'm down to a single carnivorous plant, that's the bad news. The sundew dried up for whatever reason. The butterwort, aka Pinguicula, is the surviving plant. Both were brought outdoors when the weather was consistently warm enough especially after we transplanted our tomato plants. They were a great help in capturing flying pests last year. This summer, the Ping did all of the work.

The good news is that my Ping is growing a flower! Woo-hoo! I'm excited about this as I didn't think it would happen. As with most plants that flower, they're reproducing. Maybe I'll be able to harvest a seed?

Flower bud

I expect that it will blossom soon. Stay tuned for photos is the Ping flower. 

UPDATE: Well, the flower didn't make it. I don't know what happened. I checked the next day and the stem of the flower had fallen over. :(

Sunday, August 25, 2013

beautiful pink mini rose

I just wanted to share this wonderful photo that TH sent of our mini pink rose bush. She's a beauty!