A unique and pretty plant-Pitcher plant

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Hello everyone-Last week I visited 4 different gardens from a 1077 acre one in PA to a 75 acre one in Richmond and 2 in between and took lots and lots of pictures. I like to take pics of plants I haven't seen before but also an overview of the gardens and just flowers and plants that catch my eye. 

This group of plants were at the last stop of my journey in Richmond Va. It was a beautiful garden called Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens covering 75 acres. It was fun, relaxing and a treat to see including a butterfly house. 

These plants are something I had never seen before. The foilage was beautiful and colorful.  It was fascinating reading about them as well. They are carnivorous plants and can trap and eat frogs. snakes and even birds.      Here is the link to learning more about them,

 

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Sharon Lee

Comments (55)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am following up on this one too - you may have started a trend! 

Aug 01, 2015 09:28 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

How lovely, I don't believe I have ever seen these before Sharon.....thanks.

Aug 01, 2015 09:44 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Sharon Lee,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "ah-ha" moments for the week! Your post certainly qualifies. Lovely photos..always fun to discover the wonders of Mother Nature!

Aug 01, 2015 09:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sharon, one amazing plant. Was unaware they could eat snakes! Enjoy you day! 

Aug 01, 2015 10:12 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I am so glad I didn't miss your post, thanks to Kathy's wrap up this week!

Aug 02, 2015 12:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon -- not sure how I missed this post but thanks to Kathy Streib's weekly light bulb moment post --- I have rectified that oversight.   What a great adventure you had.  Thanks for sharing your great photos.

Aug 02, 2015 12:43 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Glad to see the feature in Kathy's weekly post. :) Happy Sunday, Sharon. D

Aug 02, 2015 01:40 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Sharon - wow, carnivorous plants that eat more than insects.  That's kind of scary

 

Aug 02, 2015 02:23 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Lisa-That is a new one for me trendsetter

Roger-It wasn't one I had ever seen either. I loved the color of the foliage

Dorie-It is indeed

Wayne-It is unique

Thanks Kristin

Michael-You are a great supporter of my blogs so no problems. I had a great time

Debb-Thank you and Happy Sunday to you too

Grant-It is scary if you are their prey

Aug 02, 2015 09:45 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

A friend of ours owns an Antique Rose and Herb Farm in Eustis Florida and she had one of these plants. Very unusual and scary for those insects who get to near it.

Aug 02, 2015 09:55 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

frogs? birds?  Yeah I'll just look at the photos.  I kinda like my frogs and birds.

Aug 02, 2015 10:08 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Evelyn-I can imagine it would be to witness one of these plants trapping their prey

Tammy-I do too so they won't be in my garden either.

Aug 02, 2015 10:32 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Oh no, it does sound like The Little Shop of Horrors - do they say "FEED ME!"

Aug 03, 2015 07:42 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Joanna-After I read about them I was thinking the same thing. Not while I was there. LOL

Aug 03, 2015 07:53 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon, missed this, but gee, not so sure I want to know a plant that eats some of my favorite little critters...:[

Aug 05, 2015 03:23 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-I totally agree. It would be great for mosquitos but not frogs or God forbid my birds and have never seen snakes around here or even frogs.

Aug 05, 2015 06:36 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Sharon...those are pretty unique plants. Well spring is almost here, although you wouldn't know it, because it's snowing right now. I'm ready to get planting as soon as we warm up enough. 

Mar 29, 2016 08:22 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Debbie Laity -I agree they are. No snow here thankfully.

Mar 29, 2016 09:58 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I can't wait to start playing in the dirt again. Spring will be here soon, but I'm already getting a bit of spring fever. I've been working with my houseplants, so I'm getting some satisfaction. 

Jan 14, 2017 07:22 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -No more playing in the dirt for me. I don't do well with houseplants. Glad you are getting satisfaction.

Jan 15, 2017 05:22 AM