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This may come as a surprise to you, but when I strike on a topic of interest, I get a little carried away with it.

No, seriously. Get up off the floor, I speak the truth. Whether it's an author, a TV show, or a new hobby, my enthusiasm can be pretty fervent. And at the moment, I am obsessed with carnivorous plants. Nepenthes, Sarracenia, Drosera, and of course Venus Flytraps. Once I found out that they are not in fact all tender tropicals, and many can be grown very successfully in Zone 7, it was all over.

Many folks seem to be ignorant of how tremendously beautiful many of these plants are. Go here to see some video montages of really gorgeous images. Breathtaking!


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May. 21st, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
Not only are they beautiful, but they strike me right in the Uncanny. It's the same feeling I get when I read Frazer's accounts of blood sacrifice for crop fertility. Blood and agriculture is a wonderfully creepy combo.
May. 21st, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
It really is. I've noticed that you can't do organic gardening that is also vegetarian. If you're going to nourish plants, it has to be done with bone and blood. And sometimes dead fish. It feel right and proper somehow.
May. 21st, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
"I've given you sunlight, I've given you rain, looks like you're not happy, unless I open a VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIN!"
May. 21st, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
I understand your fascination with carnivorous plants. On my honeymoon, I convinced my husband take us on a special day-trip to this arboreal swamp just so I could see the sundew plants in action. =)
May. 21st, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Sigh. Now I have to drive all the way to West Virginia!
May. 21st, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
It's worth it. I think that the whole area; not just that valley, is so pretty. If you can get a cabin in one of the MD state parks around Deep Creek and take a day trip over there, it's not such a problem.
The mosquitos are pretty aggressive, I remember, so the sundews probably ate good. I think I saw a pitcher plant too, it was all green. It's been over 14 years, so my memory is a little fuzzy on the specifics. I do remember how amazing the pine tree (tamarack?) stand was- they smelled really good.
May. 21st, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
"Vegetarian interested in plants that eat meat."

I will be wallowing in the dry humor for days.
May. 21st, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
I just knew someone would point that out! Note, however, that I've kept cats for most of my life, yet nobody finds that especially odd.

I dunno. Life feeds on life, and I only get to make food choices for myself. Besides, we've got a bit of a mosquito problem in our neighborhood.
May. 21st, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Do we need to a get you "Beware of Attack Plant" sign for your garden?
May. 21st, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yes. You you do :)
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