Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bog garden continued

I've been out of the loop for the last week.  My son graduated Basic Training and we all went for the ceremony.  It was awesome.  I'll try to get some pictures up for that occasion soon.  But in the mean time here's an update on the bog.  The pitcher plants are doing great.  They get bigger and more robust every day.  The "pitchers" are tinged with red around the top.  They had a big bloom about to open when I first put them in but didn't get out to take a picture in time.  I didn't know they bloomed, I just thought they were pitchers.

I have to go out and add water every couple of days now that it is hot and dry.  I bought a new hose for that corner of the house just for that purpose.  You can never have enough hoses!

You can see white dryer sheets in the background of the pictures.  That was to keep the deer from eating the pickeral weed.  It sometimes works and judging by the bottom picture, sometimes not.  They may not let me have them but I'll keep trying.

It's been fun to watch the progress and I'm really glad I started this project.

May 19th
Pitcher plants in the foreground, sedge to the screen left and
dryer sheets protecting the pickeral weed.

May 19th

May 23rd
The pitcher plants are really happy, the sedge is OK, not much to be excited about.

June 7
Really HAPPY, pitcher plant.  I guess they do whatever they do
as far catching insects or whatever.  They did have a big bloom
earlier in the season but I was too slow to catch it.  Who knew
Pitcher plants bloomed?

June 7th
You can still see the dryer sheets in the background on top of
the pickeral weed.

As you can see, it doesn't always work!

1 comment:

  1. Your bog garden is doing great! I would love to have some pitcher plants, they are really neat. I know I've heard of another deer deterrent, but I can't for the life of me think of it. When (or if) I do, I'll let ya know.


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