Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sponsored by the New England Carnivorous Plant Society
Narragansett RI: The award winning New England Carnivorous Plant Society (NECPS) will again be hosting the Fall Carnivorous Plant Show at the greenhouses of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence RI.
Plant lovers and all those who enjoy something different will be able to get up close to hundreds of carnivorous plants exhibited by the members of the NECPS. Pitcher plants from Malaysia the size of softballs, capable of eating lizards and mice, Sundews from Australia the size of a dime to 12+ inches high, Venus Fly traps of all sizes, and Carnivorous Plants that grow locally in New England and Rhode island are just some of the plants that were displayed at past years shows, and will be on display again with even more plants added.
This is the largest collection of Carnivorous Plants on the east coast on display every year !
Over 300 plants scheduled to be on display !
There will be a Venus Fly Trap feeding area where the public can watch close up how these plants devour insects. Vendors will be on hand with plants and accessories for sale, along with plants offered by the NECPS. Plants will be available for purchase for both novice and experienced growers. The Permanent Carnivorous Plant Bog exhibit will also be available for viewing. Society members will be available both days to explain how the plants feed, what they eat, where they live, and how they can be grown and enjoyed at home.
Admission to the show is FREE with the purchase of regular admission to the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center Admission to the RWP Botanical Center is $3 for adults
$1 Children 6 to 12, under 6 FREE
Date and time: Saturday, September 27, 2008
11:00 AM till 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 28, 2008
10:00 AM till 3:00 PM
Location: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Roger Williams Park, Providence RI
For additional information about this exciting upcoming event, please visit www.NECPS.org
Or email to email@example.com
(Please note that this event is not located at the Zoo. The Botanical Center Greenhouses are located across from the Providence Police Mounted Command station in the Park. Follow directional signs located throughout the park or visit www.NECPS.org for directions.)
The New England Carnivorous Plant Society PO box 606 Saunderstown, RI 02874
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The pond is looking pretty good despite the murky water. I think I'm going to go back to the polyester batting again to remove the sentiment and junk that is suspended in the water. I have enough coverage with the water lettuce, lotus, and waterlilies that I can clear the water a little more. Until this week, it had been really windy and dry for the past several weeks and the regular gardens became drought stressed. But the water garden boosted my gardening ego with the consistent water lilies blooms.
Monday, July 14, 2008
He was a busy guy while I was gone...he re-did the pond lights and made a great hiding place for the fish with some big stones. (I didn't ask how Capt. Back Surgery got those rocks in the pond....don't think I want to know.) But he picked me up another water lily (which is a nice pale yellow), some more floating plants, and A BIG PINK LOTUS!!!! I've been eyeing lotus for a while and I haven't gotten one yet. It's got a bunch of buds on it and one is swelling like it's going to pop soon!. That will definitely be captured on the camera for you all here.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Daylily 'Lady Eva' who I picked up in honor of my neice Eva!
Asiatic lilies I don't know the variety...another gift from a client's house
The lavender and creeping thyme path leading to Lake Larson
The hot side of the house in heat and color....