Location: N31°43'59" USDA 8a/b
Joined: Wed May 04, 2022 2:28 pm
Anyhow, I got my utric plug and ceremoniously plopped it down on top of a small glass bowl of live sphagnum moss. I did have a little trouble figuring out which side was up and whether there was a left or right side to the utric, but eventually I was satisfied with it's placement and left it alone to "settle in".
Well, I never did see any flower stalks start growing, though I did see some horizontal stems criss-crossing the moss a bit and some of the duckfeet leaves growing. As time went buy I saw less of the utric...the moss seemed to be enjoying it's new digs, though. A few more months went by until there is nothing visible above the moss. The moss has grown a good inch...maybe inch and a quarter...but who's counting (or measuring, eh?). But, I'm seeing the sandersonii through the side of the bowl! It's alive!!!!! (kinda like the monster, ya know...ask Chef if you don't).
Ok, that didn't work out the way I thought it would with a nice cloud of dainty flowers growing on the windowsill with my wife cooing about how great these carnivorous plants are.... No, didn't happen like that. Matter of fact, I had to move a few pots off the windowsill of other things. Nope, didn't work out.
So, what'd I do wrong? I've definitely got the subterranean thing going, and it's kinda cool...yeah. But, it'd be cool to have those really neat-looking little blue flowers growing. I might could even slip it up on the windowsill and get SWMBO's approval.
So, what should I do? Punt? Fake a fieldgold? Plead amnesia? Plead the fifth? Go to Hollywood to be the next Clark Gable? Win the lottery? All of the above?
PS - If I'd known I was in the pictures I'd have waved.
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