Wednesday, 16 July 2008

New additions to the carnivorous collection

Meet our new purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) and Albany pitcher plant (Cephalotus follicularis, a Western Australian native) which were so kindly given to us by the Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society. The S. purpurea is currently living on the back verandah and we are ignoring it for a while. Apparently that's the thing to do with them in winter.

The C. follicularis is sitting in a north facing windowsill. There was another one growing on the same windowsill, and it grew very successfully (until it was moved to Gib's brother's greenhouse, where it was supposed to help it grow, but instead it died). I think these ones are quite cute, in their own little way! They're tiny at the moment, maybe 1cm big at most, but they grow to about 2-5 cm.

And meet my cat, Zoe. She is definitely not a "bright" cat (she is strange and stupid to a level you just will not believe unless you meet her), but she is beatiful nonetheless and I love her to bits and my most favourite cat we have ever had (probably because she is impossible to understand. Even the most aloof cats you can predict and understand eventually). Anyway, here she is sitting outside our kitchen window, wearing a wonderful garland of cobwebs, dead leaves and dead beauganvillia flowers. In the front of the photo you can see our sundews and venus fly traps too! We've had those for a while though.


Hoppo Bumpo said...

Fabulous plants. And I love the picture of Zoe, wearing her garland as if nothing was amiss. What a funny cat!

Jenaveve said...

That's an exotic looking creature (the plant with a bizarre name). I love how you describe Zoe - she sounds a little like my Tilly (although he's a dog... and male) but a little on the airhead side. They are quite amusing that way though, keeps us entertained!