Hi All, As you might imagine with the onset of fall here at Meadowview, things are quite cold and they're only going to get colder. It does feel like the cold came on pretty fast for Virginia though.
Anyway, this morning I was up bright and early in order to get some choice shots of some Sarracenia with the first frost of the season encrusting them. They looked right out of a CP Christmas story; I've had the song 'Winter wonderland' stuck in my head ever since. Not a good thing.
Anyway, Rebecca, my partner in plant protection, came up with a cultivar name that I thought was very clever; however in order to maintain the characteristics of the cultivar you must cultivate it year round below 32 degrees F. This we call S. 'Iceberg Lettuce'. It's an exceptionally frosty clone. Here's a couple pics;
S. 'Iceberg Lettuce'
And here's a photo of a pitcher - note one of the key characteristics of this cultivar-the fluid inside is frozen solid. We have yet to understand how this aids in prey capture.
Anyway everyone, keep cool and take care, from the frozen tundra of Virginia, Nick 'bluesboy'