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Monday, May 08, 2006

Side Trip

On the way to the family reunion we took a side trip to see an old friend of Steve's. He owns a hardware store now. Ray was really surprised to see Steve and they caught up on what was happening and talked about old times.
This strange plant was hanging in the hardware store I never did get a chance to ask what it was. Any one out there have any idea as to what it is? Never saw anything like it before.


At Mon May 08, 09:13:00 PM 2006, Blogger Puffstitch said...

It's called a pitcher plant. It is carniverous, like the venus fly trap. But this one drowns the fly in the pitcher, which has water and hairs on the inside walls of the pitcher. They fall in and eventually decay and the nutrients are absorbed by the plant. We should get together again soon, sis. I really enjoyed getting out with you too.

At Mon May 08, 11:09:00 PM 2006, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I think I would have nightmares if I had a pitcher plant in my house...even if it does eat flies.
Now...if it eats spiders, I may have to make an exception and just put up with a few nightmares once in a while.

(I didn't know what the plant was...I read the name in your sister's comment)

At Tue May 09, 08:43:00 AM 2006, Blogger Flourish & Blotts said...

I saw two of these this weekend at the Garden Market show. Too tropical my my taste but truly groovy looking plants! F

At Tue May 09, 10:34:00 PM 2006, Blogger Ava said...

How nice to surprise a friend like that!! I've never seen a plant like that. Eats bugs, huh? Freaky!!!


At Wed May 10, 07:04:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a strange looking plant, kinda interesting and scary. I'm not sure I want it in my house. I tried to keep a Venus Fly Trap once but it didn't last long.


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