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Pitcher Plant Project’s Gorgeous Greenhouse

August 16, 2013 by Megan Speckmann | 5 Comments

Pitcher plant insanity

A couple weeks ago I had the good fortune to visit our plant nerd friend Rob from The Pitcher Plant Project and his amazing greenhouse space. We first met Rob three years ago when he offered us a free Gunnera. Check out the blog post from back in the day, there’s a super cute pic of the three of us. While Rob thinks this is kind of a crappy time of the year appearance wise for his huge Sarracenia collection, I have to disagree. Check out the pics below.

Pitcher plant insanity

Pitcher plant insanity

Pitcher plant insanity

Cutie babies

Aloe polyphylla family

Rob grows more than pitcher plants. Love these!

Fenestraria freak out

Sweet, sweet succulent land

Thank you so much for all the fab plant presents and the great visit Rob! Check out all the crazy cool pics I took at the greenhouse here. If you scroll to very end you’ll see a few shots of our old sunset garden. As I was driving home through SF, I went by the old place and our next door neighbor happened to be taking out the trash. Got a few minutes of viewing over the fence.

November 9, 2010
by Megan

Sarracenia Finally Flowers

Let’s get this out of the way first…I’ve gotta say, Sarracenias have some of the coolest flowers.  I remember seeing my first ones ever at the California Carnivores. To our amazement, we got our American Pitcher Plant to finally flower…some … Continue reading

October 11, 2010
by Megan

Nepenthes Eating Ants

    What the heck? Our Nepenthes sanguinea (I think it’s ‘pink’) has been gorging on ants recently. We’ve looked all over for aphids and can’t find them anywhere. I think they’re just loving the oozing sap stuff dripping out … Continue reading

July 7, 2010
by Megan

Pitchers of Nepenthes

Our three Nepenthes have been growing like crazy for the last couple of months.  I suspect that they’re well feed due to a recent outbreak of flies in the hood. Nepenthes are tropical pitcher plants that secrete a sweet tasting … Continue reading

April 23, 2010
by Megan

Cape Sundew is Flowering

Our Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis) is flowering.  We pick up this beauty about two years ago at California Carnivores up in Sevastopol CA.  Carnivorous Plants are a strange bunch, but this one is actually fairly easy to grow. Cape Sundews … Continue reading