Carnivores!

Carnivores!

So, we've been having a bit of a battle with those awful little black bugs floating around the house since about mid-late summer. They started around my amaryllis, and now they're well, all over. I've been cpombatting them with the yellow styrofoam trays with soapy water laid out on the porches where it's warmest and where all the plants are (south facing, heaven!). I always find a good number drownd on the flats but still they persist. SO! I finally had a light bulb moment, while I was at Lowes bringing the kid I babysit to their kids build-it clinic, I picked up a venus flytrap. Also they had purple pitcher plant too so I picked one of those up also. Winter is coming, so it won't be very humid, but from what I've read the humid part isn't as important as the wet part. So I repotted them in african violet pots (with the water resvoir that the potted piece sits in) with pure peat. So far they seem happy, and since being on the window sill the pitcher plant is reddening into a purple, as they were plain green due to lack of proper light at the store. I'm a little excited about the new buddies. Any one in New England have luck with putting them outside?
My new place!

My new place!

About to pop…

About to pop…

Early Gerbera Blooms

Early Gerbera Blooms

mimosa, mmm!

mimosa, mmm!

I am just too awesome.

I am just too awesome.

Ice on herb plant…

Ice on herb plant…