Ok, I'll try this again. The first time I typed a bunch of stuff and it blew up when I tried to post. Anyway, I thought I would update you guys on the move out here.
The house we rented is a hair on the shady side. It is near a lake, but too many trees to give any decent amount of sun.
Well, the plants made it just fine. I put them in a plastic tub and they were wedged in between other stuff. They rode in the passenger seat, so they even got a little sun on the way out here. The house has a back deck that faces the woods, but it is about 20-30 feet off the ground. I put the plants out there until I could maybe find another spot for them. Well, 3 days into my being here, I hear a loud thump about 4:30 in the morning. I sort of woke up, but didn't investigate. I guess I figured it would wait until morning to see what had happened. Well, about 15 minutes later, I hear the same loud bump. It took me a little bit, but I made it out of bed and went by the windows and saw two of my plants had been picked up and dropped and there was dirt all over. I went outside, and checked the plants and they didn't seemed to be too damaged. A little root exposure, but I scooped up all the dirt I could and put it back into the pots. I suspected squirrels but I started to think that there was no way a squirrel was going to be able to pick up a pot and drop it from enough height to do what had been done. I found out later that there are raccoons here! That would be the only thing that could have gotten up here.
This morning, I caught two squirrels on the deck, and one of them was close to my plants. I noticed that the squirrel had been digging in my VFT pot. It's starting to tick me off.
Everything had started to get really impressive looking and now they have been attacked 3 times.
Anyway, I have noticed that in the pitchers, the small ones have opened up way early instead of getting big like the earlier ones. Holes so small, maybe a gnat might get in.
And a couple of them have curled around in a circle (Think big horn sheep horns). The VFT that has gotten dug up and slammed around doesn't look nearly as healthy as it did. I am a little worried that they aren't going to survive being here. They really miss 9 hours of 98 degree sun.
Does anybody have any suggestions for any thing or maybe words of encouragement?