A SMALL BOG IN THE GARDEN
have built a small bog in my garden to keep my favorite species of Sarracenia
: Sarracenia purpurea and itís subspecies.
is in fact a good situation for growing Pinguicula lusitanica. I have
many plants of different ages . For this I sow each year new seeds
(self-production) to have many plants as this species in culture survive
generally no more than three years. I began with 2 plants from the famous french
carnivorous plant nursery "Nature et Paysages" and now I have
about 100 Pinguicula lusitanica and many seedlings.
bog receive sun from 2PM to 6 PM . This is not enough for the Sarracenia
but enough for the Pinguicula population shaded by the Sarracenia.
bog is small (about 1m≤). I have excavated the soil at about 60cm. A pond liner
isolate the bog from the garden soil. All have been filled with pure sphagnum
use rain water and the weather in Paris is perfect to provide enough rain to
fill the bog.
|My small bog before I remove few
Photo : Eric Partrat
|Here is Pinguicula lusitanica in
|(Picture coming soon)|