This was a very happy day for me. I just received a healthy division of a Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpa -- a plant I've been lusting after for quite a while. In addition, my Calopogon tuberosus (white form) just started blooming.
Well, the bog garden is probably at its peak this week. I don't expect things will look much better for a while. In another couple of months, I have another few orchids (yellow fringed orchid) to bloom, and then nothing until October when the ladies'-tresses orchids will bloom.
Calopogon tuberosus (white form) -- 2009-06-11
Front yard Bog Garden -- 2009-06-11
Yes, I know the grass needs mowing...... again.....
Recently, I had a native orchid, Spiranthes laciniata to bloom in the front yard bog garden. It is also known as Lace-lipped ladies'-tresses orchid. The genus Spiranthes does well in a bog garden setting, since its requirements are pretty much the same as for native North American carnivorous plants: low ph and wet medium. This plant originated from southeastern Georgia about five years ago, and is about 31 inches (~79 cm) high at its tip.
The latest bog plant to bloom in my bog garden is Platanthera ciliaris or Yellow Fringed Orchid. This is a native terrestrial orchid that is often found in South Carolina growing in and among Sarrecenia flava and Sarrecenia minor. These plants are between 12" and 20" tall. It is a frequent plant of the eastern coastal plain, but can be found in the mountains of the eastern U.S., as well.
Thanks, Brian. They are one of my favorites, too. You are out of luck for nivea, though. They will be long gone by now. They were in full bloom in south Georgia in mid-June, so early- to mid-June for your area, I expect.
i have had cps for about 2.5 years now and i made a bog for a first atemp in the grand it dint look good it looked rushed whitch it was so i got a half of a wooden barrel and put a pond liner put the peat in put the plants in but wernt really doing well i had 2 s.purpurea a hybrid wich i dont no wot it was another hybrid which ino it had some leucophylla in it 2 vft one had a baby in it i then got 2 flavas and then got a hybrid that looks like dianas delight and had a parrot pitcher anyway i lost the parret pitcher but got cuple of baby ones still ther lost the hybride with leucophylla in it but just got a small division from it and both off the vft dyed excepted the baby any way the end of this spring i decide to take all the plants out and put them in pots and put them in the green house now the looken good and got some new plants cobra liily butterwort vulgaris sundew filifomis and a (t form which should come tomoz) with a baby hybrid sarracenia and a bladderwort also got two more vft and got most of the plants in they bin in since yesterday but it really looken good i got feeling this bog is going to live anyway back to wot i was going to say i had 2 sarracenia purpurea for about two years now and when i got it was quite big but now it seems to of got smaller and in one of the pots ther seem to be more than one plant about six but i was hopeing for it to flower i maneged to get a vft to flower and got seeds and got them to germinate but lost them as i got bored with them but now i starting to get in to it again.