Sunday, February 19, 2006

Man Eating Plants

Finding ways to get my children involved gardening is always one of my goals. Right now both my son and daughter are starting seeds along with me. Although I do believe my daughter does it just to keep me happy and has only a minimal interest in growing things my son has turned into quite the plantsman. His passion right now is carnivorous plants. He has amassed a small collection of pitcher plants and venus fly traps. They are quite fascinating even to me. Exotic and fragile looking but all seen to be very sturdy. Especially the pitcher plants. I am planning on letting him plant them in the bog garden when it warms up and we can harden them off. For some reason its very cool to find plants in the house plant section of your local big box store and watch them thrive out in the garden.