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This week, we are going to talk about something really different. The type of plant I am going to talk about today is a pitcher plant. This is not something that you could just grow anywhere, this grows in bogs. So, you had to have either a manmade pond or you create a bog, or find an area that is boggy.
If you have that, then you can grow this and they are really fun. What I want to show you is one of this pitcher plant. We are looking at the actual pitcher. What happens here if you do not know is that there is a scent that the bogs are attracted to, and the bogs go down in to this. And, the plant actually dissolves the bogs and that is how it lives.
It really does not leave so much on soil, the interesting thing about this particular and why I wanted to show it to you today is that it has these incredibly bizarre flowers. Look at this, this is the flower, and it really is unique. You do not see anything like this.
The closest thing I can think is a hellebore, it kind of reminds me of that a little bit but this is pretty interesting. There is another one in another part of this particular garden I want to show you, so we are going to go ever there.
All right, so we have come to a different part of the pond here, again very boggy soil. And, this particular pitcher plant is really interesting. It has got this wonderful reddish color but the same principle. The bugs go down inside here, it has got this wonderful—again, really bizarre flowers, and this will continue to come back every year, and it just makes a very interesting conversation piece, an interesting edition to the wetland garden or to the bog garden.
Okay, so we have talked about this particular type of plant today. The Pitcher plant, which is very different, not everybody can grow one of this. If certainly you might not have the area to grow them in. But, we will come back often to see all of our tips here, there is something for you at growingwisdom.com.