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Cohabiting carnivores

When the limery was first built, we noticed that flies had begun to congregate in there and one of the builders suggested getting some carnivorous plants. 413 more words

Gardening And Growing

Growing Carnivorous Plants Indoors

Admit it, you’ve always had a morbid fascination for plants that are carnivorous! Coincidentally so have I! All musical man-eating plants aside, carnivorous plants are a fascinating and diverse group that can be fun, exciting, and sometimes challenging to grow. 1,130 more words

Indoor Gardening

Wildflower Wonderland: A Drive on 65

As promised, here are the wildflowers I encountered while driving on FL Hwy 65 towards Sumatra in the Apalachicola National Forest.  I included the common and scientific name in the caption (for all that I could identify).   119 more words


Stranger Than Fiction

The plant kingdom is not generally considered a threatening presence; its members are a passive breed, the source of so much romantic imagery and literature. But one particular group has consistently inspired terror and revulsion and entered into the public consciousness like no other. 1,366 more words


A Bug Munching Plant

Pitcher Plants includes several varieties of carnivorous plants that are cleverly designed to trap insects.

The rim of the pitcher shaped leaf becomes slippery with dew or nectar, causing insects to slide into its tubular cavity. 88 more words