The Bog

3-pitcher-plant-flowers.jpgSome of you may remember the bog that was created at the entrance to the plant display area. It had it first winter this year, and what a winter it was. But for all the weather, the bog looked good in the spring and has come on like blackflies in May.

The pitcher plants had over ten exquisite flowers, the bog rosemary bloomed and is now has beautiful blue foliage, the Labrador Tea also bloomed with white flowers and is now very happy, and the grasses and sedges are growing and flowering.

I looked for the Sundews, one of our native insectivorous plants, and there were just a few, but now they sun-due-with-victim.jpg
are everywhere and eating insects like a good carnivorous plant should!

But wait, there’s more! The Spring Peepers laid their eggs and we now have hundreds of frogs about 3/16 of an inch long, hopping all over the place, some painted turtles can be seen on the rocks, and the dragonfly and damselfly nymphs have emerged from the bog and are patrolling the nursery.

dragonfly nymph

When the pitcher plant seeds are ready, I will collect and propagate them so we should have some available by next spring! Yes, the bog did fine surviving the winter and I will now consider building them on other properties. (Note: not approved for storing “bog men”.)

This is a very active place changing all summer long, so take a look when you come up.inside the pitcher plant flowerpitcher plantsLarch tree cones