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Old 09-27-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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I took the time this morning to look and listen to my little bog. It was a sparkling, buzz'n and vibrating morning there.
The Drosera, or sundews, were all glistening in the morning sun. With every individual and intricate hair, sporting a sparkling sticky ball of dew, just waiting to snatch breakfast.
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The flies were all over the Sarracenias, big and little ones alike. The nectar which the pitcher plants enticed the flies with, was more than they could stand. The flies were having a wonderful breakfast, unknowing of their true fate, they were, let's say, 'dropping like flies'. The nectar did it's job and overwhelmed the insects, thus leaving them to fall victim to the pitcher plants.
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All I could do was watch their silhouette buzz'n around in the leaf's tube, trying to make their escape. I found myself thinking "Alright plant, eat hearty so you'll grow big and strong next year for my entertainment! And, poor bug, die soon please".
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I then turned my attention to a sound, not a buzz, more of a vibration. Searching for that sound, I had my rear in the air and ear near the plants, found it, couldn't see it tho. The unknown bug was in the leaf of S. dixie lace. This plant doesn't have a very big opening like the others. But there was action in there!

Eat your hearts out plants

What a beautiful fall morning.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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NEBogger, I love your plants! The way the light shows through them and illuminates the colors is spectacular.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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I see why you're so excited about your bog. You have very pretty babies!
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:50 AM   #4
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NEBogger,
I really enjoyed your "sparkling good morning post." Your descriptive writing had me right there with you imagining the nashing sounds of your pitcher plants munching their breakfast (moscas con salsa)...flies with sauce.

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Old 09-28-2009, 04:36 AM   #5
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Lovely plants.
I wish I had a bog after seeing your plants.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:30 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, I know I've said it before, but I do enjoy my little bog. Fall is definitely it's prime time.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:36 PM   #7
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NEBogger, you pictures are definitely an inspiration to me to get off my butt and put in a bog garden. Very beautiful, and I love the description of your morning!
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:07 PM   #8
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Here's a few more pics.
Last night a granddaddy long leg was snatched by a fly trap, it's legs were out and still wiggling...
Carole, it was work, but it's fun now!
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My have they grown!
Those colors and patterns are really spectacular!
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:07 AM   #10
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Fall is definitely it's prime time
Wow, I guess so! I wonder why fall, though. It's as good a time as any, but still it has me wondering.
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