Hello from Vancouver Island

31drew31

Sprout
Hey all,

I've been lurking on the forums for a bit but I think it's time to reintroduce myself. My name is Drew, I live in Nanaimo, BC and I've been growing CPs since about 2009. Some of you may remember me from the old forums as I was quite active from about 2009-2012 or so. I lost most of my collection after a move from Alberta to BC in 2013 but now that I'm settled down again I've started adding more plants, growing mostly Nepenthes and Sarracenia. I started a small outdoor bog planter in 2015 that I still have growing and just made a new bigger one this year which is a work in progress and needs a few more Sarrs.

Time to share some photos of a few of my plants.

Bog I started in 2015, needs some dividing but that will have to wait. Pics are from last year. Flowers are just coming up now, hopefully open in a few weeks.



Some Neps from my grow shelves.





Drosophyllum and a binata, outdoors in the summer and indoors in the winter.


Darlingtonia, grown outdoors but I brought it in around late February to get a head start.


D. regia in the sunlight
 

NicoleXPopa

Sprout
Hey all,

I've been lurking on the forums for a bit but I think it's time to reintroduce myself. My name is Drew, I live in Nanaimo, BC and I've been growing CPs since about 2009. Some of you may remember me from the old forums as I was quite active from about 2009-2012 or so. I lost most of my collection after a move from Alberta to BC in 2013 but now that I'm settled down again I've started adding more plants, growing mostly Nepenthes and Sarracenia. I started a small outdoor bog planter in 2015 that I still have growing and just made a new bigger one this year which is a work in progress and needs a few more Sarrs.

Time to share some photos of a few of my plants.

Bog I started in 2015, needs some dividing but that will have to wait. Pics are from last year. Flowers are just coming up now, hopefully open in a few weeks.



Some Neps from my grow shelves.





Drosophyllum and a binata, outdoors in the summer and indoors in the winter.


Darlingtonia, grown outdoors but I brought it in around late February to get a head start.


D. regia in the sunlight
Wow amazing collection! Would that happen to be a Nep. tentaculata?
 

Shoggoths

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Welcome back Drew.

I'm happy to hear from you.

I still have the ceph you sent me in the old days. It is looking good.

Your backyard seems to be a really nice spot for CPs and growing other plants.

Vancouver weather is too good it's unfair.
 

NicoleXPopa

Sprout
Thanks Nicole! I think you're asking about this one? Thats maxima x ramispina BE-3740. I just got it recently this September but its been a real easy grower so far, holding 5 nice pitchers currently.

Ah yes those! I love the colour, dark outside and green insides? Wow!
 

31drew31

Sprout
Welcome back Drew.

I'm happy to hear from you.

I still have the ceph you sent me in the old days. It is looking good.

Your backyard seems to be a really nice spot for CPs and growing other plants.

Vancouver weather is too good it's unfair.
Hey thanks Martin, good to see you're still around! Thats awesome you still have that same ceph, impressive! If you've got a photo, please do share.

The weather out here is pretty damn good for growing, one of my main reasons for moving back. This place gets quite a bit of southern exposure and is pretty good for all sun loving plants, I feel very lucky :) We're getting a lot of much needed rain this week but its been warm and sunny lately, already have lots of flowers coming up on the Sarrs which is a couple weeks earlier than usual. Getting excited for spring :D
 

Shoggoths

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I went to Vancouver in August 2 years ago. We stay there for 3 weeks and it was sunny all the time. Only 1 day of rain. My son is still asking me if we could move there ha ha I think it would be harder to play hockey outside though. I don't know if you're still a Leafs fan ... it's not looking great again this year :(

Here are pictures of the ceph. I split it in half a few years ago. I perhaps have some other piece of it sitting on the shelf. All my cephs do not have label ... I'm also doing experiment to make them bloom every year but I still don't have great success about that :( I crank the light exposure time recently so the ceph are getting acclimatazing to that. They were looking much better with less light and when the temperature was colder last Winter. Those are 4 inches pots.

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31drew31

Sprout
haha ya its very nice out here in the summer but you definitely wont be playing pond hockey in the winter. Still a Leafs fan and Im ready for them to lose tomorrow and shake things up. Keep doing the same thing over and over with the same results.

Those look great, thanks for sharing! Interesting about the increased light, how often have you been able to flower them? Ive seen some people grow them quite cool in the winter which might also help induce flowering. I still have a ceph that recently completely died back but its got a new growth coming in now with a bunch of leaves. I need to repot it but was thinking about growing it outdoors for the summer until the first frost then bringing it inside under lights for winter.
 
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