Spring is technically one month away, but my area is feeling her warmth and light right now. As of writing this, it’s a perfect 78 F outside!
These few weeks before the spring equinox for me is full of anticipation, an eager feeling of tension. It’s like watching a movie for that one big moment you don’t want to miss.
The temperate plants are breaking dormancy but aren’t quite there yet. I’m dying to get past the cold, dreary days of winter and see beautiful traps and pitchers emerging again.
My Venus flytraps are relentlessly teasing me right now. Little baby traps are opening, and the bigger ones are take their sweet time.
The Sarracenia are not quite as teasing. I’ve got a couple flower buds but not many pitchers coming up yet. That’s not to say I don’t love Sarracenia flowers, but I’m dying for a sea of beautiful pitchers!
I’m also getting my first Pinguicula flowers of the season! P. ‘Weser’ looked like it was sending up one flower stalk at first, but it’s actually two!
Looks like this baby will be splitting into two plants too! First time I’ve seen my pings do this!
My first sundew flower stalk of the year comes from Drosera coccicaulus “Alba” (also known as the albino form of Drosera venusta). I love how it rolls out like a monkey tail!
Drosera collinsiae seemed to be limping along for several months, but is looking happier recently. I love how symmetrical these two new leaves are!
My two big pygmy species (Drosera omissa x pulchella and Drosera scorpioides) have finished their gemmae producing and are now making new leaves for the new season.
Just because I love it so much, here’s a couple recent shots of Utricularia blanchetii. I think this little guy is getting entered in the BACPS show this year!
Okay, we’re all pretty familiar with Utricularia livida, but can we talk about the backside of its flower for a second? I can’t get over how cute that ducktail and those purple stripes are!
This post turned out to be quite the pre-spring photo dump, hah. Can you just FEEL my anticipation for the growing season?
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