Among the many things that gave us great joy in our old loft garden, the container mini-bog was one of our favorites. Most of the plants were locally grown, which was pretty awesome. With so much uncertainty about life back home in Charleston, we decided to give the container to a neighbor when we moved. It was painful but we felt it was for the best.
Here are a couple of photos of our mini-bog back in Atlanta.
We’ve been waiting to make a fresh start with a new container mini-bog. We checked with Hyams a couple months ago but with no luck. Michael picked up a few plants at Pike’s while in Atlanta but it wasn’t until he was about an hour away from home that he realized that he’d left them. Poor thing, he was inconsolable for a while and Tyler was at a loss at what to do for the plants as he’s never dealt with any green thing before! We considered ordering some plants online, and The Carnivorous Plant Connection in Asheville looks amazing, but we decided to try Hyams again last week. They had a small selection of carnies this time and we scooped up several and went off to find a container.
We’ve tried finding another shallow pre-form liner like we had before, and even wanted to use the same for the millstone fountain, but we can’t find them anywhere. We spotted this beautiful ceramic planter on sale last week at Lowe’s and thought it would make a lovely place to lay down roots.
Planted are a Venus Fly Trap, a Butterwort, a Sundew, 2 varieties of Sarracenia. We found the corkscrew rush on the rescue rack at Lowe’s and added it to the mixture. I’d like to find another dwarf papyrus. I think we’re also going to look at some of the larger, more variegated Sarracenia from Asheville to add to our collection, but I want to spend a little time with what we have and I want to make sure I can keep them alive before investing in more!. It’s been almost four years since we lived with them and it seems I’ve forgotten some things.