Carnivorous plants seem to get a bad rap - but they have an abundance of beauty and character (so what if it comes from digesting flies?). Pitcher plants (Sarracenia) are very, very cool. I think they make a very interesting addition to a flower arrangement. Not only are their tubes/pitchers full of color(above), but they also put forth some of the strangest flowers you have ever seen.
This week I bought a bunch of the tubes and combined them with these tiny Narcissus blossoms.
More pics (including the pitcher plant's flower) and a word of advice on the Narcissus after the jump...
One word of warning with these Narcissus - they are powerfully fragrant. As I write this my eyes are itchy and my throat is scratchy. They also have a sap that drains from the stems. This sap can clog up the stems of other flowers (same goes for those daffodils). If you give yours a fresh cut, you my want to let them sit in water by themselves for a day before combining them with other flowers. Anyone else with knowledge/experience on this?
I am sending a shout-out to all of you who bring home flowers to brighten up your home. Do YOU have some Sat. morning flowers to share? Let me know! You can drop me a line and some pics at firstname.lastname@example.org
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