What lies ahead for 2016

I’m not sure what to do with this blog now. For the past eight months I’ve gradually been selling off my Nepenthes collection – well, the hybrids mostly – and adding other plants to create some diversity in the greenhouse. A lot of old school Cattleyas have found their way to me, and a wide range of small-to-miniature orchid species of other genera are finding a home in my space as well. 

The Nepenthes project, now five years long, has been a great adventure and I’ve learned a lot. But I feel it’s now time to let go of this monoculture and embrace something new; I crave color and fragrance that Nepenthes don’t offer. One of the less thrilling things I’ve learned during my time with the genus is that most of the Nepenthes mature into rank, weedy plants that tend to outgrow their space and can produce four feet of vines – or more – in a year. It quickly turns into a case of Too Much of A Good Thing. 

So, I don’t know what’s left to share with you. I may retire this blog, or I may write a summary document to collate my experience and distill it into a kind of How To Grow Nepenthes resource. We shall see.

At any rate – best wishes for a bright, healthy and fun-filled 2016! 

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5 responses to “What lies ahead for 2016

    • There are quite a few hybrids remaining that are either sold and waiting for pickup, or will be sold this spring. There will NOT be any species offered for sale.
      Many of the adult plants are far too big to ship so those will be offered as “local pickups only”.

  1. Orchids require nitrogen too! They just don’t seek it out in the same way šŸ™‚
    I say keep the blog and transform it along with your hobby. You still have so much to share, I just know it!

  2. Hey, I’ve really enjoyed having you pictures pop up in my email. You have some spectacular Nepenthes. Thanks for all the time you’ve put in…

    As an aside, the N. Leilani gold ‘Tiveyi’ x [(lowii x veitchii) x boschiana] seeds I got from you germinated well and I have quite a few little seedlings pluggin along…

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