For those of you who are preparing to participate in the centennial Flower Showís horticulture challenge class, just a reminder that itís time to take your seeds of Sarracenia purpurea (purple pitcher plant) out of the fridge and bring them gradually into the warmth so they thinks itís spring. They need warm tempertatures (70 degrees or so) and bright light. Avoid direct sun so the sprouts donít cook. The pot can be removed from the plastic bag when the seeds sprout. Avoid water that has been softened, as these bog plants canít tolerate mineral buildup. Look on the web for more information from the Carnivorous Plant Society and other sources.
Seed distribution for the THEN & NOW Flower Show at our September meeting. Right to left...Barb May, Debbie Smith, Susan Dana and Googie Emmet.
On December 11, 2009 the LGC Hort Committee met at Springside Greenhouse. Photo by: Barb May
LGCHort Committee Members: Carolyn King, Wendy Philbrick, Margaret Lindenmaier and Jeanie Fenn - Photo by: Barb May